Fonds HR-DADU-03 - Consilium Rogatorum (The Senate)


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Consilium Rogatorum (The Senate)


  • 15th century - 19th century (Création/Production)

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Étendue matérielle et support

217 volumes; 13.7 linear metres; textual records

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Histoire archivistique

Preserved interstate treaties and other documents from the 12th century offer evidence that the authorities oversaw the work of the public notary and the chancellery already at that time. Based on key provisions made during the 15th century, the central administration consisted of five offices located in the Rector's Palace. These were: The Public Notary (legal private affairs), the State Chancellery (legal public affairs), the Judicial Chancellery (criminal justice affairs), the Office of the State Secretary (legal state affairs) and the Slavic Chancellery, which would eventually be transformed into the Turkish Chancellery. The secretaries oversaw the process of taking minutes of the sessions of the Senate, the Minor Council, as well as of those of the Major Council. This fonds contains primarily minutes of the sessions of the Senate. In addition, secretaries would also compile the entire state correspondence as instructed by the Senate and the Minor Council. They also created diplomatic codes and deciphered diplomatic mail, issued state documents, such as certificates of the citizenship of the Dubrovnik Republic. According to the data, the influence of state secretaries increased substantially since the 17th century so that they could be considered as the main administrative officials of the Dubrovnik Republic.

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

The fonds has been linked to the archive since its inception. In times of the Dubrovnik Republic, the books of the fonds were stored in the Rector's Palace. They remained in the Rector’s Palace after the fall of the Republic (1808). In 1891, the archives were consolidated and became available to researchers. The archive in the Rector's Palace has been functioning as an independent institution since 1920 and it was moved to the Sponza Palace in 1952, where it is still located today.

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Portée et contenu

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


Mode de classement

The fonds consists of the series Acta Consilii Rogatorum (HR-DADU-3.1) and Secreta Rogatorum (HR-DADU-3.2)

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Conditions d’accès

The fonds is fully accessible to researchers in accordance with the Ordinance on the work in the reading room of the State Archives in Dubrovnik and the Law on Archival Materials and Archives NN 61/18 (Pravilnik o radu u čitaonici Državnog arhiva u Dubrovniku and Zakon o arhivskom gradivu i arhivima NN 61/18).

Conditions de reproduction

Taking photographs and scanning are allowed, for a fee.

Langue des documents

  • italien
  • latin

Écriture des documents

  • latin

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Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Paper. The archival material is well preserved.

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Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

State Archives in Dubrovnik

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

The fonds has been completely transferred to microfilms, but the microfilms are not available to the users of archives.

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Decisions made during the sessions of the Major Council, the Minor Council and the Senate were initially recorded in joint volumes entitled Reformationes (HR-DADU-1). Starting in 1415, the decisions of these three bodies were recorded in separate registers. Thus, the decisions of the Senate from that year onwards, until the fall of the Republic in 1808, can be found in the registers stored in this fonds.

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Old reference code

Fonds of the Dubrovnik Republic and the territory of the former Republic under the French Administration, series 3


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Descriptions of fonds, series and sub-series are made according to the ISAD (G) standard (general international standard archival description)


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  • anglais



Note de l'archiviste

Description prepared by Vesna Miović (Fonds, Series, Subseries)
Croatia [The Institute for Historical Sciences in Dubrovnik, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (CASA)]
Translation to English by Zrinka Friganović Sain

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