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Socioekonomski razvoj trgovišta Krapina u 17. stoljeću


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Čičko, Domagoj. (2017). Socioekonomski razvoj trgovišta Krapina u 17. stoljeću. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Petrić, Hrvoje].

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The goal of this master's thesis is to explore different spheres of social reality and their mutual connection in the market town Krapina in 17th century. Based primarily on unpublished and until now rarely used sources, records of Krapina municipal government, the analitical model and the structure of the thesis have been adapted to the possibilities which the sources offer. Krapina was a settlement that had obtained the privileged status in 14th century, but it didn't have a status of the free royal town, but of a chartered market town. This meant that it was subjected to the rule of the seigniory and that they were closely connected. And that was the main cause of the legal struggle in the end of 16th and the begining of 17th century, which was essential for the further overall development of the town. The successful termination of that struggle enabled the economic and demographic growth that had started earlier. Even though the numerical data on the inhabitants are fairly superficial, it is obvious that the number of families in the town continued to grow throughout the entire 17th century. That growth had to be followed by immigration, but directions of migrational movements are unknown due to the lack of sources. The town's economy rested upon yearly fairs, where the domination of the agricultural products can be noted. Alongside fairs, the commerce took place in stores and there was possibly a daily or weekly market. Handcrafts were also present in Krapina, but there isn't much data on them. It is known, however, that stonemasons and weavers made larger groups of craftsmen. But most of the dwellers were engaged in some form of the agriculture. Vinegrowing played the most significant role, and it's structure indicates the existance of the specialized agricultural production. Social dynamics in Krapina in 17th century corresponded with the situation in european towns in general. Conflicts, violations of norms and deviant behaviours represented the main obstacle to the peaceful cohabitation, but there were mechanisms in place to solve them. Discipline was surely developed, since there was no police to take care of peace and order. Also, social stratification and the existance of the municipal oligarchy indicate the presence of complex social structures and processses characteristic for urban areas. Therefore Krapina can be classified as a town settlement, despite the existence of elements of rurality, which was more or less the case of almost all towns of premodern Europe.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Petrić, Hrvoje
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 10:04
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 10:04

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