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Nasilni zločini protiv osoba u sudskim spisima zagrebačkog Gradeca u kasnom srednjem vijeku


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Judaš, Kristina. (2013). Nasilni zločini protiv osoba u sudskim spisima zagrebačkog Gradeca u kasnom srednjem vijeku. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Nikolić Jakus, Zrinka].

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In the current historiography, studies on the history of criminality have been increasingly popular. Similar trend has been noted in the Croatian historiography, although the further research in this respect is certainly required. On the basis of legal records dating from the second half of the 15. century, and published in the series entitled „Historical monuments of the free royal city of Zagreb, the capital of the Dalmatian-Croatian-Slavonian Kingdom: Books of court appeals and decisions“, this study analyzes the frequency of certain types of violent offenses within the population of Gradec, during the period from 1450 to 1480. This is a voluminous documentary corpus, but it is quite fragmented and writen in Medieval Latin and (probably because of these features) insufficiently investigated. In this study, we applied quantitative and comparative approach to analyze the distribution of violent offenses within the city population. the incentives for perpetrating such offenses, results of court processes, and temporal changes in the amount and types of perpetrated crimes. The results obtained have been compared to findings from other parts of Croatia, and certain differences were noted. The inhabitants of Gradec were usually equally treated at the court, independently of their gender or social status. However, while social status was not important for perpetrating violent crimes, there was a significant difference in frequency of crimes with respect to gender. We also found that the frequency of violent offense types displays a negative correlation with the gravity of offenses, while the entire dynamics of crimes perpetrated in the observed period reflects changes in daily routine, which were caused by political and economical factors.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gradec, srednji vijek, zločini, sudski spisi, kazneno pravo
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Nikolić Jakus, Zrinka
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 08:59
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:23

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