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Material culture of Križovljan – grad, family Vragović castle (1724. – 1726.)


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Šupljika, Ivana. (2013). Material culture of Križovljan – grad, family Vragović castle (1724. – 1726.). Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Petrić, Hrvoje and Botica, Dubravka].

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In this thesis author reveals exploration of material culture in castle Križovljan – grad, founded and inhabited by noble family Vragović in outskirts of the Varaždin county. Study is based upon documents wielded by State archive in Varaždin, better still upon assets inventory originated immediatly after death of the last member of the family (1724. – 1726.), during which it is mainly focused on the list of items present in castle interior. Author analyzes amount, matherial, quality and colour of workmanship, in addition of size of all objects represented on building grounds. Furthermore, it is followed by evaluation of their setting in interior, regarding their importance in reconstruction of historical space organization distinctive for this castle and his noble owners. Also, inventory is compared with general trends of noble habitation found in period of XVIIth and outset of XVIIIth century on croatian continental, and wast european territory. Thesis includes insufficiently explored history of the family Vragović, during which it emphasizes harmonization, even revision of former assertions in bibliography. It specially secludes problem of identification of the portrait that represents unknown family member guarded by City Musem of Varaždin. Also, inevitable contribution for this study of material culture is found in economic – historical analysis of Križovljan – grad estate and personal debts of the last member Kristofor Vragović which reveals intention of reconstruction of his financial power. Finally, the ultimate cause of this thesis is not only demonstration of features characteristic for noble material culture during croatian early modern period, but also of forgotten, but valuable examples of croatian cultural heritage.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Petrić, Hrvoje and Botica, Dubravka
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 08:27
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 08:27

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