Dubrovnik: A Mediterranean Urban Society, 1300–1600: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Dubrovnik: A Mediterranean Urban Society, 1300–1600

1st Edition

By Barisa Krekic


390 pages

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This second volume of the author’s studies opens with a new survey of the recent historiography of Dubrovnik, and also contains four items specially translated from Serbo-Croat. The first part deals with aspects of daily life in this Mediterranean city, including analyses of the differing attitudes of the patricians and lower classes, and the position of the authorities with regard to homosexuals and Jews. The following articles consider Dubrovnik’s international role, on the one hand as a maritime state and in relation to Venice, and on the other in terms of its participation in the interaction of Latin and Slav cultures in Renaissance Dalmatia.


'A wide-ranging examination of medieval and Renaissance Dubrovnik/Ragusa by the city-republic’s leading scholar.' Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. LI, No. 1 'By gathering those related articles into a single volume, Krekic achiever his goal: he has provided his appreciative readers with a unified picture of a great civilization on the Adriatic coast.' Marianna D. Birnbaum, University of California, Renaissance Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Influence politique et pouvoir économique à Dubrovnik (Raguse) du XIIIe au XVIe siècle; Developed autonomy: the Patricians in Dubrovnik and Dalmation cities; Ser Basilius de Basilio - a less than commendable Ragusan Patrician (1361?-1413); L’abolition de l’esclavage à Dubrovnik (Raguse) au XVe siècle - mythe ou réalité?; Images of urban life: contributions to the study of daily life in Dubrovnik at the time of humanism and the Renaissance; Dubrovnik’s struggle against fires (13th-15th centuries); Abominandum Crimen: punishment of homosexuals in Renaissance Dubrovnik; The attitude of 15th-century Ragusans toward literacy; Miscellanea from the cultural life of Renaissance Dubrovnik; Gli ebrei a Ragusa nel cinquecento; Venetians in Dubrovnik (Ragusa) and Ragusans in Venice as real estate owners in the 14th century; Le rôle de Dubrovnik (Raguse) dans la navigation des mundae vénitiennes au XIVe et XVe siècle; La navigation ragusaine entre Venise et la Méditerranée orientale aux XIV et XVe siècles; Le port de Dubrovnik (Raguse), entreprise d’état, plaque tournante du commerce de la ville (XIVe-XVIe siècle); Ragusa (Dubrovnik) e il mare: aspetti e problemi (XIV-XVI secolo); Death in Crete: a Ragusan will from 1475 and its aftermath; Dubrovnik as a pole of attraction and a point of transition for the hinterland population in the late middle ages; On the Latino-Slavic cultural symbiosis in late medieval and Renaissance Dalmatia and Dubrovnik; Index.

About the Author

Barisa Krekic, Emeritus Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

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Variorum Collected Studies

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