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A Private Archive Unveiled (Paperback)


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With Carhusian ptience Andre Zammit, an architect and civil engineer turned historian, distils 60.000 pages of a private archive into a fascinating story of Periti in his family – their lives and times. Starting from the last decades of the Order of St John these include Michel Cachia, a Maltese leader against the French, Salvator Xerri, a kinsman of Dun Mikiel, Francesco and Giovanni Sammut, prominent in the early British times, Guiseppe and Francesco Zammit early nineteen century and a hostof others. he describes not just their work and thier clients, but their tools, their books, their virtues and their foibles, their household effects, even a wedding menu. He gives his account a historical and social context, tracing the evolution of the Perit profession and his own stint at university. He outlines the development of the public service including the early Anglo-Maltese ideological clashes. With 200 illustrations, 2Timelenes, 2 Genealogical chartes and an Index of over 2000 Names, this book breaks new ground and is a definite must for all collectors of Melitensia.

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Weight 924.0000 g
Dimensions 24.0 × 17.5 cm
Pages 359
ISBN 978-99909-050-8-3
Year of publication

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