Series HR-DADU-21.2 - Lamenta de foris (Criminal charges concerning offences committed outside of the city of Dubrovnik)

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Lamenta de foris (Criminal charges concerning offences committed outside of the city of Dubrovnik)


  • 1370-1373, 1410-1414, 1419-1430, 1432-1434, 1436, 1438-1451, 1453-1462, 1464-1476, 1480, 1482-1483, 1487-1489, 1491-1499, 1501-1524, 1526-1539, 1541-1542, 1544-1556, 1558-1565, 1567-1573, 1576-1581, 1583-1584, 1587-1591, 1597-1598 (Creation)

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130 volumes; textual records

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There are no references to Jewish people in the series.
Criminal cases were initially tried by Curia Maior and Curia Minor and, starting with 1459, by the Criminal Court. Already around 1412, lawsuits began to be filed separately for acts committed outside the city walls. This is how the Lamenta de foris series originated. Each record consists of data on a lawsuit initiated by a private person or the state (ex officio). Witnesses are listed and, if necessary, their written testimonies are also added. The records in this series date from the period of the 70s in the 14th century to the end of the 16th century. The records relate to acts committed outside the city walls, as well as those committed outside the territory of the Dubrovnik Republic (if the victim or the perpetrator was a citizen of the Republic). Unlike the records for crimes committed inside the city walls, in the records of the fonds Lamenta de foris crimes such as theft and other property crimes prevail.

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Građa za generalni katalog Državnog arhiva u Dubrovniku, box 17, folder 12.

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State Archives in Dubrovnik

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Lamenta Criminalia (HR-DADU-20), Lamenta de intus (HR-DADU-21.1), Lamenta de intus et de foris (HR-DADU-21.3), Criminalia (HR-DADU-23), Diversa et possessio de criminalibus (HR-DADU-24)

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Konstantin Vojnović, »Sudbeni ustroj republike dubrovačke.« Rad JAZU 108 (1892): 99-181. Nella Lonza, »Tužba, osveta, nagodba: modeli reagiranja na zločin u srednjovjekovnom Dubrovniku.« (summary: Settling Disputes in Medieval Dubrovnik by Court Proceedings, Revenge or Out-of-Court Settlement) Anali Zavoda za povijesne znanosti HAZU u Dubrovniku 40 (2002): 57-104. Nella Lonza, »Srednjovjekovni zapisnici dubrovačkog Kaznenog suda: izvorne cjeline i arhivsko stanje.« (summary: Criminal Records of Medieval Dubrovnik: a Survey) Anali Zavoda za povijesne znanosti HAZU u Dubrovniku 41 (2003), pp. 45-74.

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Fonds of the Dubrovnik Republic and the territory of the former Republic under the French Administration, series 52

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  • English



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