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Piratstvo i gusarstvo na prostoru dalmatinskih komuna u razvijenom i kasnom srednjem vijeku


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Pintač, Domagoj. (2018). Piratstvo i gusarstvo na prostoru dalmatinskih komuna u razvijenom i kasnom srednjem vijeku. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Grgin, Borislav].

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In this thesis the author examines the problem of piracy and corsairing in the eastern Adriatic coastline during 13th and 14th century. The primary goal was to determine what kind of acts fell into the category of piracy and defining the mechanism of the act itself – where and how the violent acts took place and who were the subjects involved. Another important topic discussed was how the loot got stolen and how the value of these goods was determined. The problematics of nomenclature of these acts and perpetrators was argued by locating different phrases for maritime assault in sources of diplomatic and narrative nature. Corsairs and corsairing, often acceded to piracy, but being its counterpart, was approached from a different angle. After a brief overview of prerequisite legal development, the author points out that corsairs were nautical men licensed by the sovereign and served as a mean of transferring and expanding the soverign’s auhority over the seas. Following this, the author gives a analysis of two frictional corsairing systems: Adriatic – Venetian, being led by the captain of the Gulf, and admiralty system appropriated by Hungarian – Croatian Kingdom. Maritime violence more often than not ends up in medieval court. Judicial dispute in which one side demands payment of stolen goods is called restitution. The author provides an insight of how these lawsuits or pleas took place on a hypothetical level, as cited in early 14th century Statutes of Zadar. The author proviedes an overview of preconditions that were needed for the restitution to be valid and shows a compendium of instances who had the right to issue the restitution diplomas during 13th and 14th century.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Grgin, Borislav
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 10:53
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 10:53

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