From the Old Dubrovnik: Citizens Born and Citizens Made Cover Image

Из старог Дубровника: грађани рођени и грађани стечени
From the Old Dubrovnik: Citizens Born and Citizens Made

Author(s): Sima M. Ćirković
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Dubrovnik (Ragusa); Citizens born; Citizens accepted; Merchants; Mining towns; Jurisdiction

Summary/Abstract: The argument of the present paper starts from the Despot Đurađ Branković's 1433 request to the Dubrovnik deputies: de voler cognoscer quali sono Ragusey e quali non, et sofrir non puo che alcuni Bossignani e Rasiani siano per Ragusey tratadi, and from the assessment of a Dubrovnik noble, made in the court in 1443, that: che se ben risguardiamo le due parte de populani de Ragusa non sono citadini nativi ne creati per consegli. E pur in tuti li atti e fatti de la cita, e testimonianze e altro se anno et se reputano per citadini Ragusei. Then it relies on the research on acquiring citizenship in Dubrovnik (J. Kalić, 1961) and analyses of decisions on consulates, legal departments for dealing with feuds among the Dubrovnik citizens, in the squares of Serbia and Bosnia (M. Dinić, D. Kovačević-Kojić), attempting to explain a big difference between the citizens received (cives creati), and citizens that were part of the autonomous Dubrovnik legal system. The thesis that among the ones chi per Ragusei se аppellant there was a considerable number of local population from mining and trading places and their vicinity is supported.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 56
  • Page Range: 21-38
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian