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Original scientific paper

Gracia Mendes in Dubrovnik

Vesna Miović orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-1383-4317 ; Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Relja Seferović ; Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia


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Abstract

On her flight from the Apennine Peninsula to the Ottoman Empire Gracia Mendes made a stopover in Dubrovnik, as evidenced by four recently discovered documents that she had registered at the Ragusan notary on 20 September 1552. Sparse data in the Dubrovnik Archives on a distinguished figure such as that of Gracia Mendes does strike as odd, considering that the city authorities kept detailed record of the political, economic, private and public life. This fact along with the content of the mentioned documents spurred us to investigate deeper and find the reasons underlying her stay in Dubrovnik and her business affairs with the Ragusans.

Keywords

Gracia Mendes, trade, Jewish community, conversos, Ottoman Empire, Dubrovnik, Inquisition

Hrčak ID:

137733

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/137733

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