Women Entrepreneurs in Malta’s Porto Grande in the Baroque Age – Christine Muscat
Late Baroque Sociability. the Culture of Sensibility and the Queen of the Night’s Rage in Mozart’s The Magic Flute – Charmaine Falzon
Il linguaggio della comicitàe dell’amore nella commedia di tre drammaturghi mediterranei dei Seicento: Carlo Magri, Francesco Cavanna, Niccolò Amenta – Mario Pace
Les Lumières à travers la correspondence de trois chevaliers de Malte – Carmen Depasquale
A Seventeeth Century Artistic and Venerated Crucifix at the Capuchin Church in Gozo – Martin Micallef
Le radici europee della collezione di Giovanni Francesco Abela – Chiara Cecalupo
Aspects of scientific exchange in the Age of Baroque – Giovanni Francesco Abela and the comunitas letteraria – Thomas Freller
Filial Churches in Malta: A Historico-Artistic Outline – Hilary Spiteri
L’ascesa degli Imperi Iberici: Esplorazioni ed insediamenti coloniali nei secoli XVI-XVII – Francesco Frasca
The Baroque, a sensual explosion, which touches the heart, and lifts up the soul – Reno Saliba
‘La Cappella Sistina di Sicilia’: The Baroque Church of the Benedectine nunnery of S. Giovanni Evangelista in Piazza Armerina in Sicily – Denis De Lucca
This peer-reviewed academic journal is edited by Professor Frans Ciappara. Beautifully produced and illustrated by Hermann Bonnici, this journal contains eleven original contributions, a 53-page supplement and four book reviews.
This issue of the Journal of Baroque Studies features an interesting contribution by Christine Muscat entitled Women Entepreneurs in Malta’s Porto Grande in the Baroque Age.
Charmaine Falzon of the University of Malta writes about Late Baroque Sociability, the Culture of Sensibility and the Queen of the Night’s Rage in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Mario Pace of the University of Malta discusses in depth Il linguaggio della comicità e dell’amore nelle commedie di tre drammaturghi mediterranei del seicento: Carlo Magri, Francesco Cavanna, Niccolò Amenta.
Carmen Depasquale of the University of Malta contributes an article on Les Lumières à travers la correspondence de trois chevaliers de Malte.
Martin Micallef writes about A seventeenth-century artistic and venerated crucifix at the Capuchin Church in Gozo while Chiara Cecalupo from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid discusses as a conclusion to her recent research Le radici europee della collezione di Giovanni Francesco Abela who is also the subject of a contribution by Thomas Freller of the University of Applied Sciences in Aalen, Germany, on Aspects of Scientific Exchange in the Age of Baroque.
Hilary Spiteri and Reno Saliba respectively discuss Filial Churches in Malta: A historical-artistic outline and The Baroque – a sensual explosion which touches the heart and lifts up the soul.
Francesco Frasca from the La Sapienza University in Rome offers an interesting contribution on L’ascesa degli imperi iberici: Esplorandazioni ed insediamenti coloniali nei secoli XVII-XVIII while in his contribution titled La Cappella Sistina di Sicilia: The Baroque Church of the Benedictine nunnery of S. Giovanni Evangelista in Piazza Amerina in Sicily, Denis De Lucca writes about a little-known Baroque church in Sicily with professionally restored Borremans frescoes by the Sopraintendenza per I beni culturali e Ambientali di Enna, treated within the context of the political and cultural history of Piazza Armerina.
This issue of the Journal of Baroque Studies also contains a supplement dealing with the Jesuit contribution to the compilation of the fascinating Spanish Escuela de Palas treatise on the fortification of cities in the Baroque Age. This supplement was prepared by the director of the International Institute for Baroque Studies, Professor Denis De Lucca.
Four book reviews on John Debono’s Documentary Sources on the Maltese Eighteenth Century Carnival: Il Ballo del Battito or Parata; Mario Pace’s Marco Largi ovvero Carlo Magri drammaturgo maltese (1617-1693): Vita e Opere; Jonathan Farrugia’s Ir-Redentur: History, art and the Cult of the Miraculous Effigy of Christ the Redeemer at Senglea, Joan Abela and Emanuel Buttigieg’s Malta: Parallel Existences. The Notarial Archives: A Photographer’s Inspiration and Charles J. Farrugia’s Maltese Archives.
This issue of the Journal of Baroque Studies which bears witness to the multi-faceted nature of Baroque Studies, is dedicated to the memory of Monsignor John Azzopardi, a former member of the Board of the International Institute for Baroque Studies, whose commitment to the promotion of research on the cultural history of the Maltese islands with special reference to the Baroque, has been widely appreciated.