Supetar Cartulary

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Supetar Cartulary
Sumpetar Cartulary
Cartulary of St. Peter in Poljice
Jura sancti Petri de Gomai
First page of the Supetar Cartulary
Language medieval Latin
Date varies, 1105 - 14th century (mostly 12th century)
Provenance Monastery of St. Peter in Poljice (ruins)
Authenticity The main part is generally accepted as authentic, with later additions as spurious
First printed edition 1844 by Frano Carrara
Genre Cartulary
Length 30 leaves total
Subject Charters of monastery of St. Peter in Poljice, Croatia
Period covered 11th and 12th century
Personages Demetrius Zvonimir of Croatia, Archbishop Laurensis of Spalato, Petar Crni

Supetar cartulary or Sumpetar cartulary (Croatian: Supetarski kartular) is a 12th-century cartulary which contains charters from the years 1080 to 1187.[1]

Although the cartulary itself just lists the possessions of the monastery of St. Peter in Poljice, Croatia and the ways through which they were acquired˙(such as purchase or grants), it also contains few important historical notes. It is preserved in its original form. In its basis, the cartulary is actually a chronicle of the Benedictine monastery which was founded around 1080 by a Croatian dignitary and slave owner Petar Crni (Peter the Black).[2]

Today, it is kept in the treasury of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius in Split.


  1. ^ Zelić-Bučan, Benedikta, Članci i rasprave iz starije hrvatske povijesti, str. 186
  2. ^ Stipišić, Jakov, Pomoćne povijesne znanosti, Zagreb 1972, str. 165.

Further reading[edit]

  • Novak, Viktor i Petar Skok. Supetarski kartular. Zagreb: JAZU, 1952. Source