Immigrants “de partibus Ungarie” and their relationships with the Croatian community in Venice Cover Image

Useljenici “de partibus Ungarie” i njihove veze s hrvatskom zajednicom u Mlecima
Immigrants “de partibus Ungarie” and their relationships with the Croatian community in Venice

Author(s): Lovorka Čoralić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Hrvatski institut za povijest
Keywords: Venice; Hungary; Slavonia; migrations; testaments; family; religious life

Summary/Abstract: The presence and activities of immigrants from the Hungarian state territory in Venice in the period from XV to XVII century have been shown in this article on the basis of authentic materials (in particular notarial last wills), which the author obtained from the Venetian State Archives. The frequency of the immigration has been indicated, their profession, places of residence in town districts and parishes of Venice as well as their everyday life in a family circle, among relatives, friends and acquaintances, in particular if this contact was maintained with immigrants from other Middle European and East Adriatic regions. The author also draws attention to the spiritual life of the Hungarian immigrants and their relationships with Venetian religious institutions and spiritual persons. In the final part of her article, the author points at the presence and work of several Hungarian artists and masters who lived in Venice during the previously mentioned period. On the basis of the actual documented data, in each section of this article the author further attempts to underline various forms of relationships between “de partibus Ungarie” immigrants and immigrants from other parts of the East Adriatic region, particularly the Croatian region. Types of relationships and knowledge shown in this article are diverse, supported by a variety of examples, and thus represent direct evidence demonstrating the fact that among people generally known as immigrants from the Hungarian state territory there must have been a few immigrants of the Croatian ethnic origin.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 30-56
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Croatian