Series HR-DADU-13.2 - Pacta matrimonialia (Marriage contracts)

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Pacta matrimonialia (Marriage contracts)


  • 1447-1464, 1495-1801 (Creation)

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14 volumes; textual records

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There are no references to Jewish people in the series.
The records that are related to marriage contracts and dowry agreements were initially entered in the books of the Diversa Cancellariae (HR-DADU-15) and Diversa Notariae (HR-DADU-9) fonds. Since the middle of the 14th century, these contracts began to be entered in special books belonging to this series. The series consists of various registers with marriage contracts, or letters of engagements, in which a commitment to provide dowry and define what would be given as dowry was stated. According to the data, Jewish people who wanted to register Ketubahs in notarial and chancellery books of the Republic, would first have them translated into Italian. Most Ketubahs were registered in the Diversa de foris series (HR-DADU-30.2) and in the Diversa Notariae fund (HR-DADU-9).

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Građa za generalni katalog Državnog arhiva u Dubrovniku, box 17, folder 1. Josip Gelčić, »Catalogus i. r. Archivii Ragusini.« Glasnik Zemaljskog muzeja u Bosni i Hercegovini 22 (1910): 537-588.

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State Archives in Dubrovnik

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Diversa Notariae (HR-DADU-9), Libri dotium Notariae (HR-DADU-13.1), Diversa de foris (HR-DADU-30.2)

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Vesna Miović, Židovke u Dubrovačkoj Republici (summary: Jewish Women in the Dubrovnik Republic), Zagreb-Dubrovnik: HAZU Zavod za povijesne znanosti, 2013.

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Fonds of the Dubrovnik Republic and the territory of the former Republic under the French Administration, series 33

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  • English



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