Fabrizio Filioli Uriano
© Fabrizio Filioli Uriano

Dr. Fabrizio Filioli Uranio

University of Valencia
Department of Modern and Contemporary History
Avenida de Blasco Ibáñez, 28
46010 Valencia
Spain
Phone: +34 695456238
Personal website2
fabriziofilioli@gmail.com


Current Position

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, University of Valencia, Spain, and EHESS Paris (GEI, Groupe d'Études Ibériques), France.
Project title: How Much Is a Man Worth? Slavery and Market of Individual Identities in Early Modern Naples and Valencia.

Academic Profile

Fabrizio Filioli Uranio focuses on Mediterranean Slavery in the Early Modern Period. His interests are:

  1. Slaves and captives as commodities in the Mediterranean market (in particular in Valencia and Naples).
  2. Slaves and captives' identities and in particular the estimation process regarding their price.

The negotiation of the final price of a slave was not just dualistic (buyer–seller), but the slaves themselves played an important role (marketing the relation of a personal identity). Who were the slaves? How was their price calculated? What was the relationship between price and identity of an individual? What was their use value and what was their exchange value?

Research Project

My research project aims at studying the formation process of personal identities of slaves and captives in the Mediterranean starting from the sixteenth century, until the eightteenth century. This will make it possible to focus in depth on slaves' identities and in particular on the estimation process regarding their price. Who were the slaves? What was the difference between the individual human body and a socialized body? Which was the difference between male and female slavery? How was their price calculated? What was the relationship between their price and personal "identity"? What was the relationship between Mediterranean, Atlantic and Indian slavery? What was the difference between their use value and trading value? In general, what were the negotiation processes underpinning the markets of men and what was the role played by the slaves themselves?

These are the main questions the project aims to answer. The idea is that aspects involved in negotiation processes were at the same time economic, social and psychological, insofar as they significantly affected self-perception. Hence, an indepth analysis of a large number of biographies of the individuals sentenced to forced labor such as the one outlined can help clarify these aspects.

Education

  • 2012–2015              Ph.D., University of Pisa, Italy
  • 2005–2011              Studies in History and Geography, University Roma Tre, Italy

Academic Positions

  • 2018–2020               Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, University of Valencia, Spain, and EHESS Paris (GEI,
                                        Groupe d'Études Ibériques), France
  • 2017–2018               Postdoc, University of Lyon 3 Jean Moulin LARHRA UMR 5190 LabEx COMOD (Constitution de la modernité),
                                        France; with a project entitled: Les ordres religieux dans la longue durée. Projet pour une anthologie des statuts
                                        et des constitutions
  • 2016–2017               Teaching Assistant in Economic History and in Economic and Financial History of the Contemporary Age",
                                        University Roma Tre, Italy
  • 2015–2016               "Luigi De Rosa" Fellowship awarded by the Bank of Naples Foundation for a research project on the economic
                                        role of the Flemish community in Naples during the 17th century

Additional Academic Activities and Memberships

  • 2019–present          Member of the Fundación Española de Historia Moderna
  • 2012–present          Member of the International Research Network Red Columnaria3 within the Research Unit Representaciones y
                                       autorrepresentaciones del poder en las sociedades y los territorios de frontera coordinated by Professor
                                       Manfredi Merluzzi, and within the Research Unit Instituciones asistenciales y economía de la caridad en las
                                       Monarquías Ibéricas coordinated by Professor Gaetano Sabatini

Selected Publications

  • Construyendo identidades: Hombres y esclavos en Nápoles y Valencia en la primera edad moderna. In: M. Martínez Alcalde, S. Yago Soriano, J. J. Ruiz Ibáñez (eds.): El siglo de la Inmaculada, Murcia 2018, 249–266.
  • Identità, valore, prezzo: Nuove proposte di analisi e comparazione sul mercato degli schiavi a Napoli in età moderna. (with Gaetano Sabatini). In: Mediterranea Ricerche Storiche, (December 2017), 677–694.
  • La flotte pontificale entre les affrontements des corsaires et la guerre contre le Turc (1695–1718). In: Chronique d'Histoire Maritime 82 (June 2017), 17–27.
  • L'evoluzione della flotta pontificia tra XV e XVII secolo: Guerra sul mare, fiscalità e State Building. In: E. García Hernán, D. Maffi (eds.): Estudios sobre Guerra y Sociedad en la Monarquía Hispánica. Valencia 2017, 103–132.
  • La squadra navale pontificia nella Repubblica internazionale delle galere. Secoli XVI–XVII. Roma 2016.
  • Imperia: Lo spazio mediterraneo dal mondo antico all'età contemporanea. G. Conte, F. Filioli Uranio, V. Torreggiani, F. Zaccaro (eds.). Palermo 2016.
  • Ecnomo e Lepanto in un documento dell'Archivio Segreto Vaticano: Per un'analisi comparata dell'idea di frontiera tra mondo antico e mondo moderno. (with Francesca Zaccaro). In: M. Amparo López Arandia, A. Gallia (eds.): ITINERArios de investigación histórica y geográfica. Badajoz 2016, 29–41.
  • The Funding of the Papal Fleet in the War against the Turk: Public Debt, New Taxes and Collection Problems (1526–1588). In: The Journal of European Economic History 2016 (2), 115–139.
  • El Estado Pontificio como Fiscal-Military State: Consideraciones económicas, financieras y sociales sobre el armamento de galeras en los siglos XVI y XVI. In: L. Salas (ed.): Territorio, Fiscalidad y Poderes en Italia y el Mundo Hispánico: Propuestas y Perspectivas. Tiempos Modernos 33, 2016 (2), 346–373.
  • Análisis de algunos capítulos del presupuesto del Reino de Nápoles en materia de marina en el siglo XVII. (with Gaetano Sabatini): In: Á. Galán Sánchez, J. M. Carretero Zamora (eds.): El alimento del Estado y la salud de la Res Publica: Orígenes, estructura y desarrollo del gasto público en Europa. Madrid 2013, 431–455.
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