SVIBOR - Project code: 6-02-016


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Project code: 6-02-016

History of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Republic

Main researcher: PERIĆ, IVO (72750)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 01/01/95.

Papers on project (total): 75
Institution name: Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti, Zagreb (101)
Department/Institute: Institut for historical studies
Address: Lapadska obala 6
City: 20000 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)050-23848
Phone: 385 (0)041-222284
Phone: 385 (0)020-411798

Summary: The project "History of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Republic" includes the researching on entire economical, political and cultural life in the Dubrovnik Republic and Dubrovnik as integral part of Croatian being. The accent within the above-mentioned is on these specific themes: 1) The inhabitants in Dubrovnik and its environment, result of which is publishing of monographies concerning each of Dubrovnik regions under the name "The Supplements to the Historical Demography of Dubrovnik". Until now four volumes were published, and these are ready for publishing: "The Family Between the 13th-15th Century in Dubrovnik", "The Families on the Pelješac Peninsula", "The Inhabitants of Konavle", etc. 2) Political and economical history of Dubrovnik from the 19th century up to the half of the 20th century (political parties, revival, integration of Dubrovnik into the Croatian being, rouse of the national consciousness, political portraits, abolition of serfdom, maritime development, etc.) 3) Relations between the Dubrovnik Republic and the Ottoman Empire, and arabic countries as well (international low, consulats, trade, migrations, emigrations, etc.) 4) History of Dubrovnik literature with emphasis on several authores in the 19th century superficially explored until now. 5) Cultural history of Dubrovnik (theatre). The emphasis is to create a base for a new synthesis of Dubrovnik history on the basis of above-mentioned disertations.

Keywords: authorities, citizen, commerce, contract, demography, diplomacy, Dubrovnik, history, migration, navigation, nobleman, politics, population, villain

Research goals: The goal of researching according to the project is completing, enrichment and development of Dubrovnik historiography. In this, one must to keep in mind that this historiography so far was mainly Serbian provenance (e.g. reference between Serbian and Croatian historians is 5:1 !) which has essential influence on foreign, as well as national authors in interpretation of historical events. The goal of researching is also an exposition and comprehension of one unique phenomenon. The Dubrovnik Republic, its organization, political and cultural ranges are not one elite segment in Croatian being only, but also in world-wide relations which is confirmed through the work on several proffesorships existing in Europe and USA. The Republic of Dubrovnik phenomenon should be considerately respected apart of the continuance of the Croatian state sovereignity and before all in this relation too. The goal of this project is also to get acquainted the community in Croatia and Dubrovnik itself, with its own past. Main accents concerning this very goal are researching on demographic history of Dubrovnik and getting acquainted its inhabitants with their origin, family-name and other relevant elements regarding their existence on Dubrovnik area. All mentioned goals will be achieved by the publishing of series of books and scientific disertations. In the next two years we shall publish books "The Family Between 13th-15th Century in Dubrovnik", "The Families on the Pelješac Peninsula", and afterwards "The Inhabitants of Konavle", "The Cadastral-book of Konavle in 15th Century", etc. The series of economical, political, demographical, cultural themes is going to be elaborated through disertations printed in the publication of the Institute for Historical Sciences HAZU in Dubrovnik named "Anali", as well as in the other scientific publications.


  1. Name of project: 6-02-016 Povijest Dubrovnika i Dubrovačke Republike
    Name of institution: Zavod za povijesne znanosti HAZU
    City: 48300 - Koprivnica, Croatia


  1. Name of institution: Filozofski fakultet
    Type of institution: Economical/Production
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

  2. Name of institution: Povijesni arhiv Dubrovnik
    Type of institution: Non-profit
    City: 20000 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

  3. Name of institution: Universitat Graz
    Type of institution: University/Faculty
    Type of cooperation: Occasional exchange of experts
    City: 8010 - Graz, Austrija

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