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2294Cittadini (Ionian Islands)  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Members of a prominent urban social group that constituted an administrative aristocracy, had a monopoly over communal offices, and reproduced its power through family and patronage networks. The cittadini emerged as a distinct oligarchic group in the Ionian Islands under Venetian rule, particularly from the 16th century onwards.
SOURCE
  • Αρβανιτάκης 2001
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Tzedopoulos Giorgos (AA)
URI
https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/2294
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