«Pro conservatione iurium et scripturarum ipsius prioratus». Le carte dei foglianti nell’Archivio di Stato di Torino: il caso del monastero torinese della Consolata

Autore: Luisa Clotilde Gentile
In: Chiese d’Italia. 8
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The survival of the Foglianti documentation among the various archival fonds of the Royal Archives – today known as the Turin State Archives – can only be understood by bearing in mind the governmental needs of the Sardinian monarchy, its vision of the state-church relationship and the various institutions that interpreted it. The archival fond of the important Turin monastery of the Consolata is an example of a source that was partly dispersed by the Napoleonic suppressions, and which was received due to the cultural policy of the Sardinian kingdom in the mid-nineteenth century. Valuable information on the organization and consistency of the archive itself is provided by the 1705 inventory of the monastery archive, when compared with surviving documents. Moreover, the inventory shows how the Foglianti conceived the protection of their interests in their dealings with the prince, the élites, the city and other ecclesial realities.