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Some of them according to Demovi represent the highest achievements of world heritage with respect to melodic beaty [Demovic, Rasprave i prilozi, p 177].

A pioneer of the Dubrovnik tourism is Gabriel de Armino, a musician from Rimini in Italy.

The beauty of remains of numerous Croatian stone monuments with interlace ornaments found in Dubrovnik and its environs is truly amazing. Very old and valuable is the Dubrovnik Missal from 12th century, now kept in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. The Missal, written for the Dubrovnik Cathedral , is full of old Gregorian chants, containing more than 200 monodic meodies. Miho Demovi proved that the Missal was written for the Dubrovnik Cathedral, [Demovic, Rasprave i prilozi, p 171-183].

Written in Latin, in Beneventan script, it contains prayers and some chants unique in Europe. For a long time it was believed to have been written in North Italy, until E. It is interesting that as many as 430 monodic melodies are preserved in the Dubrovnik region from that time: 220 are kept in Dubrovnik missals, out of 720 known monodic melodies preserved in the whole of Croatia.

It is strange that "The World Book Dictionary", an important American dictionary of the English language, claims for "argosy" to be an "Italian (! ) which traded extensively with England in the 1500's". The Dubrovnik galleon Argosy is mentioned in two Shakespeare's plays: "Merchant of Venice" and "Taming the Shrew". Blasius, Armenian martyr from 3/4 centuries), patron of the City.

The white flag of Dubrovnik contains a figure of Sv. Also other flags were in use on Dubrovnik ships, like the one with significant inscription LIBERTAS, or The famous Columbus crew in 1492 had at least two Ragusan mariners: Martin de Araguis, Pedro de Arague. The earliest history of Dubrovnik goes back to Ancient times, at least to the 6th-5th centuries BC.

Ivan Stojkovic also headed the delegation of the Council of Basel to Constantinople, aiming to negotiate the Ecumenical questions of the Eastern and Western Church.

Around 1780 the ships from Dubrovnik were sailed to New York, Baltimore etc. On the island of Sicily, Italy, there is a town called Ragusa.

The English word ARGOSY (= Ragusin ship; Ragusa = Dubrovnik) soon after the first Dubrovnik ships arrived in England in 1510, became synonymous with a large, rich cargo ship (Karaka of Dubrovnik). This town known from ancient times, was rebuilt by Dalmatian settlers in the VIIth century, who gave it the name of their native place (information from "Art and History of Sicily", Casa Editriche Bonechi, Firenze, Italy, p. An Italian naval historian Bartolomeo Crescentio, author of "La Nautica Mediterranea", 1602, Rome, states that the Ragusans were the best builders of galleons in the Mediterranean and that the Argosy was a galleon of Ragusa.

Dubrovnik was especially flourishing from the 15th to the 18th century, and was the chief rival to Venice.

In the 16th century Dubrovnik had a fleet of 200 larger ships, which grew to 300 in the 18th century.