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Station Ucciana: The Lordships in Corsica

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Station Ucciana: The Lordships in Corsica

The first appearance of the nobility in Corsica can be dated to the time of Charlemagne. Thus, many families claim the mythical Ugo Colonna, Count of Corsica, sent by the Emperor to deliver the island from the yoke of the Moors. Feudal nobility fell into place in the twelfth century as a relay between the Republic of Pisa and island populations. In the fourteenth century, produced a great peasant, led by a semi-mythical monk Sambucucciu Alando, which drove the lords of the below-des-monts (Haute-Corse). "Land of the common" when born, however dominated by a pseudo-feudal nobility, that of caporali or corporals, ancestors of the clan leaders. Later, they say caporalices families will claim their descent from a "Corporal" (capurale), notable village or regional elected in the Middle Ages to play a role of intercession and protection. However, various fiefs continued to be offered in the Corsican Cape Town and beyond-the mountains (Corse-du-Sud and Earth Lords). At the time of the Middle Ages, feudal various Corsican tried in vain to establish their authority over the island enjoying the repeated conflicts between Genoa, then sovereign power of the island and its various neighbors, including the Kingdom of Aragon. The final victory of Genoa against the island lords but also against rival nations in 1565 sounded the death knell of the feudal pretensions and corporals. During the period of direct rule of the island Genoa, super Republic will gradually eliminate this class. Fiefs, although respected, decrease in number.

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