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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He published his impressions inin a volume entitled “Viaggio in Dalmazia” “A Journey to Dalmatia”.

Central European University Press, 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 Foris Walter Scott and into Russian by Pushkin. Contact Help Who are we? Alberto Fortis —was a Venetian writer, naturalist and cartographer.

The highlight of the book is the description of ” Morlachia “, a term used by Fortis for the rural Dalmatian interior to distinguish it from the coastal towns under the ih of Venice. His unjustly neglected work was the first extensive and comprehensive study of this part of Europe, little known in the then scientific community.

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A poetical sketch of the revolutions that have happened in the natural history of our planet: 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.


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Portable Archaeology and the Poetics of Influence Leiden: To Fortis, the Morlacchi constituted the archetype of the “noble savage”. 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.

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. Viaggio in Dalmazia, vol.

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Dalmatia and the Mediterranean: His best known work is Viaggio in Dalmazia Travels into Dalmatiaoriginally published in and first published in London in Oxford University Press, To Fortis, who liked to draw parallels between geology and human history, these poems were the “literary fossils” of the Dalmatian past.

Written by Nicolas Nicolaides. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He also published several specimens of Morlach songs. The owners of this website hereby guarantee to respect the legal confidentiality conditions, applicable in France, and not to disclose this data to third parties. This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Fortis wrote in an era when the European reading public was fascinated by epic poetry: He journeyed extensively in Venetian Dalmatia.

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.


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 as savage, violent and primitive.

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The Discovery of Dalmatia in the Age of Enlightenment. Larry Wolf believed Fortis wrote the ballad as a poetry of South Slavs rather than a poetry of the Morlachs.

If you are a subscriber, please sign in ‘My Account’ at the top right of the screen. Later in life he settled at Spalato Splitfrom where he went on a series of explorations in Istria and Dalmatia, which at the time were provinces of the Venetian Republic.

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Saggio d’osservazioni sopra l’isola di Cherso ed Osero. 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 Dalmazia”. Stanford University Press, Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription. Retrieved August 14,