The main power was in the hands of the Senate, which had 45 members over 40 years of age, elected for one year also by the Grand Council. First it had only consultative functions, later (during the 16th century) the Senate became the real government of the Republic. In the 18th century the Senate was de facto the highest institution of the Republic and senators became "nobles of the nobility". While the Republic was under the rule of Venice (1204–1358), the duke was Venetian; but after 1358 the elected Rector was always a person from the Republic of Ragusa chosen by the Grand Council. The length of the Rector's service was only one month, and a person was eligible for reelection after two years. The rector lived and worked in the Rector's Palace.
This organization was designed to prevent any single family from gaining absolute control, such as the Medici had done in Florence. Nevertheless, historians agree that the Giorgi and Sorgo families generally had the greatest influence (especially during the 18th century). Until the 15th century, judicial functions were in the hand of the Small Council, then a separate civil court and criminal court were established, leaving the Small Council and the Senate only supreme appellate jurisdiction. Judges of the criminal and civil court were Ragusan patricians elected annually by the Grand Council.
The officials known as provveditori supervised the work and acts of the councils, courts, and other officials. Known as the "guardians of justice", they could suspend decisions of the Small Council, presenting them to the Senate for final deliberation. Provveditori were annually elected by the Grand Council among patricians above 50 years of age.
The government of the Republic was liberal in character and early showed its concern for justice and humanitarian principles, but also conservative considering government structure and social order. An inscription on the Council's offices read: Obliti privatorum publica curate (Manage the public affairs as if you had no private interests). The Republic's flag had the word Libertas (freedom) on it. The slave trade was forbidden in 1416.
Fall is in full swing🍂 I recently ordered from a new clothing wholesale site and they took forever to send my order so I missed my printing date and canceled the order. Unfortunately. But on the bright side, I’m ordering new hoodies tonight and I am beyond stoked to get the progress in motion again 🎯 stay tuned as always and keep it movin’
The passed month in Canada have been beautiful and also some of the toughest. After nearly 3 years of living in tents, changing homes on a weekly basis #vagabonding taken a toll. Although I am super great full to have these experiences with such beautiful people while learning so much from them. It doesn't make saying constant good byes to people you don't want to say goodbye to any easier. // #exploretolearn#adventuresoul
The Leshan Giant Buddha - 233 ft tall stone statue, carved out of a cliff face with the Min River and Dadu River flowing below its feet. It is the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world. Amazing feeling to finally see it with my own two eyes.
when dreams come true 😍
Я давно мечтала съездить в национальный парк 5-Terre и своими глазами увидеть эти маленькие разноцветные городки ❣️
Riomaggiore считается одним из самых красивых, но мне понравились все три, которые я сегодня видела, на мой взгляд, все они разные и обладают своей атмосферой 🙌🏼 Я ещё подробнее напишу про каждый))
Harry Collis in Saint-Sernin-Sur-Rance, France
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From Harry about this image:
Hi everyone! ---
Same story as last time since this was done at the same time ;) "To get this shot I went up a hill in the dark and I encountered quite a few animals on my way (dears, a fox and a badger).This was the first time I went somewhere specially to do astro-photography. I didn’t go very far since I live in the country and there is very little light pollution, I drove about 15 minutes and then walked another 15 minutes to get to my destination; this was all uphill since I live in a valley in a mountainous area of France (not very high mountains, but you can’t see much of the Milky Way when you’re at the bottom) It was a bit cold but I had a vest and two tops so that was ok. While I was taking the shots, a badger got into a fight with another animal in the forest next to me, I know it was a badger because of the smell…😁 After about two and a half hours I decided to go home, by this time I could no longer see as much of the Milky Way and I was getting a bit tired. And of course, on the way back I got a bit lost and the batteries in my headlamp were almost empty, luckily I had my smartphone with me to light the way! After a fall and a bit of searching I found my way back to my car (I was only lost for about 10 or 15 minutes). And this concludes my first little astro adventure!"
Location: Saint-Sernin-Sur-Rance, France
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens : Canon 50 mm f/1.4 USM
Aperture : f/2
Pano: 12 shots