Dr. Fabrizio Filioli Uranio

Alumni

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

Fabrizio Filioli Uriano
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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?

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.

2012–2015
Ph.D., University of Pisa, Italy

2005–2011
Studies in History and Geography, University Roma Tre, Italy

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.

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

2019–present 
Member of the Fundación Española de Historia Moderna

2012–present
Member of the International Research Network Red Columnaria 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

  • Construyendo identidades: Hombres y esclavos en Nápoles y Valencia en la primera edad moderna. In El siglo de la Inmaculada, edited by M. Martínez Alcalde, S. Yago Soriano, J. J. Ruiz Ibáñez, 249–266. Murcia 2018.
  • 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 Estudios sobre Guerra y Sociedad en la Monarquía Hispánica, edited by E. García Hernán, D., 103–132. Maffi Valencia 2017.
  • 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 ITINERArios de investigación histórica y geográfica, edited by M. Amparo López Arandia, A. Gallia, 29–41. Badajoz 2016.
  • 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 Territorio, Fiscalidad y Poderes en Italia y el Mundo Hispánico: Propuestas y Perspectivas, edited by L. Salas, 346–373. Tiempos Modernos 33, 2016 (2).
  • Análisis de algunos capítulos del presupuesto del Reino de Nápoles en materia de marina en el siglo XVII. (with Gaetano Sabatini): In El alimento del Estado y la salud de la Res Publica: Orígenes, estructura y desarrollo del gasto público en Europa, edited by Á. Galán Sánchez, J. M. Carretero Zamora, 431–455. Madrid 2013.
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