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Homicides Among Relatives in the Republic of Dubrovnik (1667-1806)

Nenad Vekarić orcid id ; Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 331 Kb

str. 55-95

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The article analyses 185 homicides committed among relatives in the Republic of Dubrovnik between the great earthquake of 1667 and the Republic’s fall in 1806. Although each homicide involving relatives is a case in itself, the analysis has shown that the murders tend to breed on a number of socially determined factors which remain beyond the mental frame of the offenders themselves. Besides an uneven seasonal, monthly and gender distribution of crime, the impact of the underlying social trends is supported by a correlation between the number of homicides and the overall social climate, type of family structure, and the geographical distribution of crime with regard to the Republic border.

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Dubrovnik; criminal history; homicide; infanticide; family; 17th century; 18th century

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