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Original scientific paper

Population of Rovinj according to the Oldest Marriage Registry Book (1564 – 1640)

Marija Mogorović Crljenko
Danijela Doblanović

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APA 6th Edition
Mogorović Crljenko, M. & Doblanović, D. (2015). Stanovništvo Rovinja prema najstarijoj matičnoj knjizi vjenčanih (1564. – 1640.). Povijesni prilozi, 34 (49), 239-272. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/152678
MLA 8th Edition
Mogorović Crljenko, Marija and Danijela Doblanović. "Stanovništvo Rovinja prema najstarijoj matičnoj knjizi vjenčanih (1564. – 1640.)." Povijesni prilozi, vol. 34, no. 49, 2015, pp. 239-272. https://hrcak.srce.hr/152678. Accessed 29 Jan. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Mogorović Crljenko, Marija and Danijela Doblanović. "Stanovništvo Rovinja prema najstarijoj matičnoj knjizi vjenčanih (1564. – 1640.)." Povijesni prilozi 34, no. 49 (2015): 239-272. https://hrcak.srce.hr/152678
Harvard
Mogorović Crljenko, M., and Doblanović, D. (2015). 'Stanovništvo Rovinja prema najstarijoj matičnoj knjizi vjenčanih (1564. – 1640.)', Povijesni prilozi, 34(49), pp. 239-272. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/152678 (Accessed 29 January 2020)
Vancouver
Mogorović Crljenko M, Doblanović D. Stanovništvo Rovinja prema najstarijoj matičnoj knjizi vjenčanih (1564. – 1640.). Povijesni prilozi [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2020 January 29];34(49):239-272. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/152678
IEEE
M. Mogorović Crljenko and D. Doblanović, "Stanovništvo Rovinja prema najstarijoj matičnoj knjizi vjenčanih (1564. – 1640.)", Povijesni prilozi, vol.34, no. 49, pp. 239-272, 2015. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/152678. [Accessed: 29 January 2020]

Abstracts
During the period of Venetian rule over Istria, Rovinj was among the most dynamic cities in terms of economy and demography. Owing to its geographic position, it maintained continuous relations with Venice and many considered it an attractive business destination. Newcomers originated from the surrounding Istrian towns, as well as from nearer or more distant Mediterranean regions. Their large numbers are attested in a number of sources, among others in marriage registry books. As for Rovinj, such registry books date from the period as early as immediately after the Council of Trent. The oldest marriage registry book (1564 – 1640) contains data about the size of wedding gifts (basadeg), which enables us to estimate the financial status of couples, including the newcomers. The size of wedding gifts also offers an interesting insight into the financial status of the Rovinj nobility. Among other things, marriage served to climb on the social ladder. In case of Rovinj, this is particularly evident in young male newcomers, who usually married wealthy women, primarily from the noble ranks, the size of the wedding gift being the largest in such cases.
Professional orientation dictated the rhythm of life, including the time of the year when it was best to get married. Differences in the seasonal order of weddings between the nobility of Rovinj and other citizens have been observed. Besides the “winter peak”, the nobility of Rovinj mostly married in August. However, the August peak is not present when it comes to women from the same social layer, probably because the wedding date was defined by the bridegroom and depended on his profession. Other weddings in the parish show peak times in winter, autumn, and late spring. The seasonal order of weddings may also indicate the influx of new population. Thus, the case of Rovinj reveals a difference between the 1570s and the 1630s. This change (visible winter and autumn peaks in the latter period) may have resulted from an influx of newcomers from the rural parts of Istria.
This article presents only the first research results concerning the population of Rovinj in the early modern period, which focused on the size of the wedding gift with regard to various social layers.

Keywords
marriage registry book; marriage; social stratification; Rovinj; Istria; 16th and 17th centuries

Hrčak ID: 152678

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/152678

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