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Croatica Christiana Periodica, Vol.27 No.52 December 2003.

Original scientific paper

A CONTRIBUTION TO OUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE LIFE OF PACE GIORDANO, THE BISHOP OF TROGIR (1623-1649)

Lovorka ČORALIĆ
Iva KURELAC

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Abstracts
The central part of this article is life of Pace Giordano (Pax Jordanus), who was born in Valle de Conty nearby Vicenza (Italy). He was bishop of Trogir from 1623 up to his death in 1649. As a learned doctor of the both laws (cannon and laic), at the beginning of the seventeenth century Giordano acted as an assistant and secretary in the noble Florentine family Aldobrandini. Since his appointment for the bishop of Trogir in 1623, Giordano helped to development of ecclesiastical education, and tried to renew pastoral life in the regions under the Ottoman rule. He also helped to bring relics of St. Sverin from Rome to Trogir (1640). He died in Trogir in 1649, and according to his last will he was buried in the tomb of the bishops of Trogir in the cathedral. His last will, which is kept in the State Archives in Zadar, is a valuable source that witness ecclesiastical and cultural circumstances in contemporary Trogir. Authors are analysing this testament and at the end giving the full transcript.

Keywords
Dalmatia, Trogir, the Diocese of Trogir, Pace Giordano, ecclesiastical history, Early Modern Age.

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