Andrea Maria Profeta

Andrea Maria Profeta

XXXVIII cycle

Curriculum: Law and Religion

Tutor: Fabrizio D’Avenia (Università degli studi di Palermo)

My research project aims to describe the administration of ecclesiastical justice in the Spanish Sicily, unveiling his operation in the area jurisdictionally addicted to Metropolitan Archiepiscopal Court of Messina. The investigation will try to make an overall framework of the Early-modern Sicily’s Episcopal Procedural Law, very seldom mentioned in the historiography, considering the courts of Messina as a starting point and a exemplary case.