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Petitions by medical practitioners 1632-1732

By Giovanni Bonello

Abstract

The very humble suppliche or petitions addressed by subjects to the Grand Masters constitute a major source of information about everyday life in Malta at the time of the knights. Seventeen large volumes of them have been preserved,1 ranging from the year 1603 to the end of the Order's rule. Rarely do they deal with matters of great historical import, but rather document private matters which have, at most, a social relevance

Topics: Knights of Malta -- History, Medicine -- Practice -- Malta -- History
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:www.um.edu.mt:123456789/746
Provided by: OAR@UM

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