Spiritual personages from the town of Bar in Venice (14th-16th century) Cover Image

Duhovne osobe iz grada Bara u Mlecima (XIV.-XVI. st.)
Spiritual personages from the town of Bar in Venice (14th-16th century)

Author(s): Lovorka Čoralić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Hrvatski institut za povijest
Keywords: Venice; Venetian Republic; Bar; ecclesiastical history; migrations; 14th-16th centuries

Summary/Abstract: The Catholic Church had a distinctive role in all periods of Bar history. Bar was the seat of archdiocese and metropolis, a town with several dozens sacral edifices and the center of spiritual activities for important personages who influenced both religious and societal currents in the wider east Adriatic area, it was a town whose population was, in different spheres of their everyday life, steered toward the Church and religious events. Precisely because of this, due to the abundance of preserved sources, research on the history of the Bar diaspora in Venice, especially the spiritual personages in Bar, presents a vast contribution to knowing both the history of the Catholic Church in that region, and Croatian and Italian religious and cultural interfusion in general. Based on the original sources from the State Archives in Venice (primarily testimonial records) and the existing historiographic facts, this work elaborates on the foundations of life and activities of the spiritual personages of Bar in Venice. It presents the time frame and their emigration stream, their representation in Venetian sources, their habitats and religious functions, economic possibilities and types of association with the spiritual personages and Venetian religious institutions. Special attention in research is given to their relations with the Croatian emigrant community in Venice and to the way they were connected to their homeland (donations to the local individuals and church institutions). The conclusion emphasizes that the spiritual personages of Bar represented an extremely important factor in the life and activities of local emigrant communities from Bar and Croatia and contributed to their reputation and social recognition. The conclusion lists spiritual persons from Bar mentioned in Venetian sources and historiography, and testamentary transcripts of several Bar priests.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 28
  • Page Range: 45-70
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Croatian