Contribute by: dr. Benedetto Ligorio, Ph.D., Post-Doc Modern History, Department of Philosophy, Sapienza University of Rome, full Member Società di Storia Patria per la Puglia – Palazzo Ateneo, Scientific Bureau Societas Spinozana.
The family and dynastic history have been the prerogative of the élites until really recent times. The turning point starting from the 60-70s, when the historiographical attention has been turned to social groups and minorities excluded from history, returns in vogue in analysis of dynamics that combine social aspects (expulsion and migration) with economic aspects, the leveling economic interconnections in front of ethnic-religious alterities. In this sense, the Coduto family, which fit in the concept of port-jews, allows multidisciplinary research within the historical economic and social history of the Early modern era, such as to restore a general picture of the resilience of the excluded. When supported by an economic availability. As well as the ability to become functional to the economic and commercial interest of both ethnic religious communities and entire states, through their own connective capacities.
The full paper in:
B. Ligorio, da migranti a consoli della Repubblica di Ragusa. I Coduto: una famiglia di ebrei pugliesi tra Stato della Chiesa e Impero ottomano, in “Progressus” IX, 1/2022, pp. 7-22.