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History of Dubrovnik

The history of Dubrovnik began in the 7th century, aorund the year of 614. A group of refugies from Epidaurus (present-day Cavtat), while fleeing from the Avars who devasteted and distroyed their town, established a settlement on the small islet called Laus (which in Greek means rock).

According to anciemt historians, the Geeka founded Epidaurum already in the 7th century BC. It became a well known trade center during the time of the Roman Empire. More information about the Roman Empire on Wikipedia

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The Golden Age of Dubrovnik

The highlight of the Dubrovnik Republic was during the 15th and 16th centuries, that was the period of the most successful economic rise and of exceptional cultural creativity.

This was at the time of permanent Venetian aspiration for the domination of the Adriatic region and ever more frequent Turkish attack.

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Dubrovnik Republic Maritime Affairs

Maritime affairs and trade had a long tradition in Dubrovnik Republic. This was written in 1272. It had numerous provisions with regard to maritime affairs, ship's measures, types of ships etc.

The main products, which were partly exported, were brandy, olive oil, dried fruit, salted fish, wine, wool and wool-products, leather and wax. The production of salt in the salt pans in Ston on Pelješac peninsula was especially successful.

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The fall of the Dubrovnik Republic 1806 – 1808

Freedom remained woven into the golden letters LIBERTAS

Protected by its heavenly patron St Blaise, the Dubrovnik Republic survived a lot of difficulties throughout its rich history - from sieges by various conquerors, maritime blockades and plague, to hunger, disastrous earthquakes and inner turmoil. For many centuries it preserved its freedom and independence primarily owing to ingenious diplomacy, managing to win the favour of some of the leading European powers such as Austria, Turkey, Spain, Kingdom of Naples and the omnipresent Holy Seat.

Thanks to such protection, the Dubrovnik Republic dedicated itself to maritime trade with the East, becoming one of the major trade mediators. It had consulates on the entire Mediterranean and diplomats who took care of the Republic’s interests at the European courts. The residents of Dubrovnik invested their wealth in foreign banks, and in constructing palaces and summer residences in and around the city.

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