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Прилог о наслеђивању у Грбљу у средњем веку
Contribution on Inheritance in Medieval Grbalj

Author(s): Marica Malović-Đukić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Grbalj; Kotor; Serbia; carat; draw; katastik; statute

Summary/Abstract: The inheritance of land in Grbalj on the example of the Toma family has been depicted, according to the katastik of Grbalj (the katastik of Roan, dating from 1457), as well as to the statute of Kotor, the archivistic and literary material. The relevant period concerns the aftermath of the attachment of Grbalj to Kotor and of the first distribution of land in Grbalj between the nobles and the ordinary citizens of Kotor, that occurred on October 1st 1307. It equally concerns the follow-up of all the changes that hit the land during the Middle Ages. Similarities and differences between the two draws have been accentuated, with the two brothers, Pavle Tomov and Drago Tomov, having represented the capita of those two draws. Drago Tomov had in his draw his friends (socii), whereas Pavle Tomov, who was more eminent and enjoyed greater influence in Kotor and Serbia, had no friends in his draw and posessed the entire 24 carat draw. The cited documents offer us valuable information on the Kotor nobility and mutual family bonds as well. The nobles uniquely married among themselves, especially after the closure of the Grand Council in Kotor in the second half of the XIVth century (1364).

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 31
  • Page Range: 7-22
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian