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Measures for Length and Surface Area of Korčula from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century

Marija Zaninović-Rumora ; Zavod za povijesne znanosti HAZU, Zadar, Hrvatska

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str. 103-120

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In the article, the author follows the development of the measurement system of the commune of Korčula from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. Based on the results achieved by Croatian metrology, her own former research, written archival and published sources and trade manuals, the author analyses the development of the principal measures for length and surface area in the aforementioned period, from the oldest communal measures, through those of the Venetian and Austrian systems, to the modern metric system. From 1420 onwards the commune of Korčula and the island of Korčula shared the political destiny of Dalmatia as a part of the Venetian Stato da Mar. After the fall of the Republic of Venice in 1797 and short-lived French rule in 1805–1813, it became a part of the Habsburg Monarchy. Metrological systems, even though they have their roots in the economy, are nevertheless dependent on and connected to political power. Thus, prior to the introduction of the Austrian measurement system in 1856, the measures of the Venetian system were used, and prior to that local communal measures.

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historical metrology, measures for length and surface area, Dalmatia, Korčula, the Late Middle Ages, the Early Modern Age

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