The Vinodol Code ~ 1288

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     In 1288 one of the earliest and most important Croatian legal documents was issued. It was written in the Glagolitic alphabet, and has several major differences from other legal codes of the time. It did not allow torture during legal proceedings, and protected human rights including those of women. Among the Slav Codes only the Rus' Code "Pravda" is slightly older (1282). The stamp was issued in 1988, the 700 anniversary of the Code.     

SCN 1878