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Prof Anamarija Kurilić - Department of History, University of Zadar  (Croatia)

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Zrinka Serventi, PhD - Department of History, University of Zadar  (Croatia)

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Prof Luca Lo Basso - Laboratorio di Storia Marittima e Navale (NavLab), Università di Genova (Italia)
Prof Wendy Bracewell (London) - School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, London (UK)
Prof Ante Bralić  - Department of History, University of Zadar  (Croatia)
Prof Lenka Blechová Čelebić - Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences,  Prague (Czech Republic)
Prof Francesco Frasca (Roma) - Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Roma (Italia) 
Prof Nenad Moačanin (Zagreb) - Odsjek za povijest, Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu; član suradnik Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti, Zagreb (Hrvatska)
Prof Nikola Samardžić  - Odelenje za istoriju, Filozofski fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, Beograd (Serbia)
Prof Marjeta Šašel-Kos - Inštitut za arheologijo, Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti, Ljubljana (Slovenija)
Prof Valentina Šoštarić - Department of History, University of Zadar  (Croatia)

Vol. 9 (2022)

Spatial terminology from the Nin inscription (CIL 3, 14322)

Sonja Kirchhoffer

This paper analyses and focuses primarily on the spatial terminology from the Nin inscription (CIL 3, 143224) and its meaning. Three spatial terms (taberna, pergula, maenianum) from the Nin inscription are compared with the spatial terminology from two Pompeii inscriptions (CIL 4, 138; CIL 4, 1136). The aim of the paper is to indicate that the use of these terms in ancient Aenona (present-day Nin) was a reflection of early and intensive romanisation in which the terms were used in public, and most likely in private construction. Such findings are extremely rare, which increases the significance of the Nin inscription, which therefore can be placed “side by side” with the aforementioned epigraphic heritage of Pompeii.


Migrations of the Morlachs / Vlachs on the Zadar border during the 15th and 16th centuries, with a special focus on the Vrana region and the appearance of the Istrian Morlachs / Vlachs of Istria

Kristijan Juran

The demographic history of Dalmatia and its hinterland in the late Middle Ages and the early modern period is significantly marked by migrations and temporary or permanent migrations of larger groups of the Morlach (Vlach) population. In this respect, the Vrana area is poorly researched, and the same can be said for the entire Zadar region, especially when it comes to the 15th and 16th centuries. With this article, we will try to fill at least part of that historiographical gap, focusing on the period from the forties of the 15th century to the beginning of the Cyprus War in 1570. In the first part of the discussion, we will consider archival news about the seasonal migrations of Morlach clans, which often came from their habitats in the Croatian hinterland to the Venetian pastures near Vrana in the winter. Then we will focus on migration processes caused by the Ottoman conquests, where we will especially follow the traces of the Morlach population known as the Vlachs of Istria or the Istrian Morlachs, which from the 1520s gave a demographic imprint to the border area of the wider Zadar hinterland, burdened by Venetian-Ottoman friction and war conflicts.


The crash of the B 24 Liberator aircraft near the village of Brnjica

Andrija Nakić

This paper discusses the events of October 13, 1944, when an American bomber type B 24 H Liberator, serial number 41-28866, crashed not far from the village of Brnjica in the hinterland of Šibenik. The aircraft was damaged by the German anti-aircraft defence over the cities of Vienna and Graz. Since the aircraft could not follow the flying formation of the other planes from the group on the return flight, the pilot estimated that he would not be able to return to the home port, and decided to save the crew by parachuting, while the aircraft crashed shortly after. All 11 crew members survived the crash. Nine were soon captured by the Ustaše army and sent to Drniš, from where they were transferred to German camps for Allied prisoners. The remaining two crew members were taken over by the partisans, who bandaged their wounds, and after some time, escorted them to the island of Vis. These data were obtained from statements given by the witnesses to the event, a field trip to the crash site, and an analysis of the recovered aircraft parts. Along with several other written sources about that event, the biggest role in the identification of the aircraft and its crew was played by the declassified files of the United States Department of War, the Missing air crew report (MACR), and the Escape and
Evasion report (E&ER).


The communist repression in Split (1945 – 1948)

the case of Friar Petar Turkalj

Blanka Matković

Based on the original archive documents from the State Archives in Split, this paper gives a brief account of post-war communist repression, prison camps and persecution of the clergy in Split and its wider area. Special emphasis is placed on the case of Friar Petar Turkalj, an abbot of the Monastery of St. Joseph, who in early 1946 was sentenced to 12 years of forced labour in prison. Turkalj died while serving his sentence in the Stara Gradiška Penitentiary Rehabilitation Centre, and his verdict was annulled in October 2022 by the County Court in Split.


Felicity Hill, Excommunication in Thirteenth–Century England: Communities, Politics, and Publicity

Petra Vručina

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022, x + 344 pages, glossary, 2 appendixes, index.
ISBN: 9780198840367


Errata corrige

Boris Havel

Upon the author’s request we are publishing corrigendum of the paper

Boris Havel, Jeruzalem u ranoislamskoj tradiciji / Jerusalem in Early Islamic Tradition, Miscellanea Hadriatica et Mediterranea, 5, 2018, 113-179.


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