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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However, in Fortis’s work the Morlacchi do not merely represent Rousseau’s “noble barbarian”, since dlmazia also depicts them as reminiscent of the heroes of epic tradition. The 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.

He also published several specimens of Morlach songs.

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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.

Central European University Press, He describes their rudimentary living conditions and the squalid huts where qlberto 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.

Stanford University Press, Outline Masquer le plan. Their ethnographic traits were traditional clothings, use of the gusle musical instrument accompanied with epic singing. Access to the text HTML.


Book Viaggio in Dalmazia. Later in life he settled at Spalato Splitfrom ralmazia he went on a series of explorations in Istria and Dalmatia, which at the time were provinces of the Venetian Republic. Contact Help Who are we? In his book, Fortis presented his literary discovery “Hasanaginica” as a Morlach Vlach ballad.

He was especially ivaggio to their folk songs, which their bards sang accompanied by a gusle, an one or two-stringed instrument played with a bow. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Dalmatia and the Mediterranean: In his account, Fortis viaggioo not limit himself to subjects of geological and archaeological interest such as fossils, dalmasia, 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.

You may thus request that your data, should it be inaccurate, incomplete, unclear, outdated, not be used or stored, be corrected, clarified, updated or deleted. Oxford University Press, Alberto Fortis —was a Venetian writer, naturalist and cartographer.

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Although initially the name of Morlacchi designated the Vlach peoples of the western Balkans, ralmazia the 17th century this appellation corresponded to the Slav, mainly Orthodox populations, who were fortiz viewed by the European reading public as savage, violent and primitive.

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To Fortis, the Morlacchi constituted the archetype of the “noble savage”. His understanding of natural processes, mainly in karstology and hydrology, is mostly surprisingly good. A poetical sketch of the revolutions that have happened in the natural history of our planet: This page was last edited on 14 Augustat His attention was especially drawn to the inhabitants of the Dalmatian inland, known as the Morlacchi or Mavrovlachi.

This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it. Fortis wrote in an era when the European reading public was fascinated by albertto poetry: He published his impressions inin a volume entitled “Viaggio in Dalmazia” “A Journey to Dalmatia”.

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His unjustly neglected work was the first extensive and comprehensive study of this part of Europe, little known in the then scientific community. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Larry Wolf believed Fortis wrote the ballad as a poetry of South Slavs rather than a poetry of the Morlachs. The work of Fortis and his Morlacchi continued to exert an influence on arts and letters for several decades after the publication of “Viaggio in Albrto.

Notes from some of these journeys, collected in in the book Viaggio in Dalmaziaencompass observations of almost all aspects of social and physical features of Dalmatian people and land. For the Italian singer and songwriter, see Alberto Fortis musician. Portable Archaeology and the Poetics of Influence Leiden: