Friday, April 19, 2013

MALLORCA TODAY - Pollensa's violent past

A report about a new book which is to be presented tomorrow at the Guillem Cifre de Colonya cultural centre in Pollensa and which charts the violence that characterised Mallorca in the seventeenth century. This violence was the consequence of there having been little by way of established law and order and of two clans dominating the island - the Canamunt and the Canavall. Pollensa was the centre of much of this violence which, astonishingly enough, seemed to have endured for the most of the century until repression under a viceroy brought some order. (There had been viceroys representing the state from the previous century but seemingly they had been largely incapable of establishing order on Mallorca.)

See more: Diario de Mallorca

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