Viaggio in Dalmazia ; volume primo / Alberto Fortis. x x cm ( book measurement (conservation)) | RCIN Request PDF on ResearchGate | Geological issues in Alberto Fortis’ Viaggio in Dalmazia () | The Italian abbot Alberto Fortis (–), educated in. Viaggio in Dalmazia / dell’Abate Alberto Fortis Volume secondo. Main Author: Fortis, Alberto, Related Names: Milocco, Alvise (Venecia), imp.

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Larry Wolf believed Fortis wrote the ballad as a poetry of South Slavs rather than a poetry of the Morlachs. Alberto Fortis —was a Venetian writer, naturalist and cartographer. Dakmazia to the full text of this article requires a subscription.

He also published several specimens of Morlach calmazia. However, in Fortis’s work the Morlacchi do not merely represent Rousseau’s “noble barbarian”, since he also depicts them as reminiscent of the heroes of epic tradition. His best known work is Viaggio in Dalmazia Travels into Dalmatiaoriginally published in and first published in London in Views Read Edit View history.

Their ethnographic traits were traditional clothings, use of the gusle musical instrument accompanied with epic singing.

The albertk of this website hereby guarantee to respect the legal confidentiality conditions, applicable in France, and not to disclose this data to third parties. Fortis wrote in an era when the European reading public was fascinated by epic poetry: To Fortis, who liked to draw parallels between geology and human history, these poems were the “literary fossils” of the Dalmatian past.

Tag Search Type a fortie term. He describes their rudimentary living conditions and the squalid huts where they slept together with their livestock, as well as their coarse manners; nevertheless, he also stresses their virtues, their spontaneous sincerity, their hospitality and their code of honour, in which the blood feud vendetta was the chief moral regulator.


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Besides, he addressed critics to previous writers, whose theories, influenced by older authorities, had been taken for granted instead of being re-examined by field explorations. Dalmatia and the Mediterranean: The work of Forttis and his Morlacchi continued to exert an influence on arts and letters for several decades after the publication of “Viaggio in Dalmazia”.

In this ambience, the publication of “Viaggio in Dalmazia” caused a sensation and the epic poem of the Morlacchi entitled “Hasanaginica” “Lament of the wife of Hassan Aga”which relates the conflicts between the inhabitants of the Croatian frontier and the Ottomans, was translated into Italian by Fortis, later into German by Goethe, into English by Sir Walter Scott and into Russian by Pushkin. In his account, Fortis fortiz not limit viagggio to subjects of geological and archaeological interest such as fossils, minerals, sculptures, inscriptions and coinswhich at the time were closely related to the financial and commercial activities of the Serenissima; in addition, he gave a thorough description of the population.

He died in Bologna eight years later on 21 October From a geological point of view, Fortis’ remarks generally correspond to recent studies, with some exceptions in palaeontological and petrological issues. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Fortls Italian abbot Alberto Fortiseducated in geology, petrology, mineralogy, and palaeontology by eminent 18th-century naturalists, performed several extensive explorations in Istria and Dalmatia – provinces of the former Venetian Republic, now the littoral part of Croatia.

Access to the PDF text. Oxford University Press, He published his impressions inin a volume entitled “Viaggio in Dalmazia” “A Journey to Dalmatia”. Stanford University Press, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Book Viaggio in Dalmazia. Dalmatian hinterlands albetto epitomized by Hasanaginicaa folk ballad that was first written down by Fortis.


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Viaggio in Dalmazia

His understanding of natural processes, mainly in karstology and hydrology, is mostly surprisingly good. Geological issues in Alberto Fortis’ Viaggio in Dalmazia Although initially the name of Morlacchi designated the Vlach peoples of the western Balkans, in the 17th century this appellation corresponded to the Slav, mainly Orthodox populations, who were stereotypically viewed by the European reading public dortis savage, violent and primitive.

Personal information regarding our website’s visitors, including their identity, is confidential. He was especially drawn to their folk songs, which their bards sang accompanied by a gusle, an one or two-stringed instrument played with a bow.

His unjustly neglected work was the first extensive and comprehensive study of this part of Europe, little known in the then scientific community. He journeyed extensively in Venetian Dalmatia. Central European University Press, Venice and the Viaggi Authority, Laughter and Savage Breasts in an 18th-c. Access to the text HTML. His attention was especially drawn to the inhabitants of the Dalmatian inland, known as the Morlacchi or Mavrovlachi.

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