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Domus Christi in Late-Medieval Dubrovnik: A Therapy for the Body and Soul

Tatjana Buklijaš
Irena Benyovsky

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The authors discuss the early history of the Dubrovnik communal hospital Domus Christi on the basis of its founding act, records of apostolic visitations, financial records of the Dubrovnik Treasury, testaments and other sources. While traditional medical history saw Domus Christi as a predecessor of modern hospitals, it is proposed in this article to examine Domus Christi as an institution in its own right. Domus Christi reflected both the European contemporary trends in hospital organisation and the social structure and the power relations within the city of Dubrovnik.


Dubrovnik, Renaissance, religious institutions, hospital, Domus Christi

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