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The Venetian port of call in Spalato


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Strunje, Petar. (2018). The Venetian port of call in Spalato. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Art History. [mentor Gudelj, Jasminka].

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The so called Scala di Spalato was a complex structure consisting of 6 courtyards located by the sea on the southeastern edge of the Diocletian's palace. The building was at the forefront of the newly established port of call in Spalato – the main trading port of the Venetian Republic with the Ottomans Empire. It's establishment commemorates a new era in Ottoman-Venetian relations procured by the Jewish Sephardic community and a private investor – Daniel Rodriga (Rodriguez). The building process shows an interplay of private and public influences, the functioning of institutions and the capacity of trade. More important than that is the question of different social and cultural shifts in the city of Spalato that have indirectly stemmed from the functioning of the port facilities. Also, the building itself was an amalgamation of different functions and not only intended for trade and quarantine purposes but advertently applied to limit unrest and espionage attempts by nonresident traders.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ottoman-Venetian trade, Scala di Spalato, Venetian Spalato, Venetian Split
Subjects: History of art
Departments: Department of Art History
Supervisor: Gudelj, Jasminka
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 10:55
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 10:55

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