Spanish Sardinia and Banditry
The history of the Kingdom of Sardinia continued under the crowns of Aragon and Spain, then moved to the Savoy dynasty in 1720. This was Sardinia’s darkest period, made of social injustice, economic involution and cultural stagnation. The communal ownership of land, a figure deeply rooted in the identity of Sardinia, was abolished and the new feudal lords took possession of the land. The phenomenon of banditry, linked to the demand for rights and justice, was born. This is a typical Sardinian phenomenon, connected to an indomitable identity which lasts until today.