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, Fortis visggio the first foreigner to have visited their settlements and he dedicated an important part of his work to them. Contact Help Who dalmmazia we? Central European University Press, To Fortis, the Morlacchi constituted the archetype of the “noble savage”. Oxford University Press, This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it.

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

He died in Bologna eight years later on 21 October Previous Article Variation of the water-retention properties of soils: He journeyed extensively in Venetian Dalmatia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription. The Italian clergyman Alberto Fortis studied philosophy and natural sciences with a specialty in mineralogy, and was professor at the University of Padua. In his book, Fortis presented his literary discovery “Hasanaginica” as a Morlach Vlach ballad. Access to the PDF text. A poetical sketch of the revolutions that have happened in the natural history of our planet: 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.


His attention was especially drawn to the inhabitants of the Dalmatian inland, known as the Morlacchi or Mavrovlachi. Tag Search Type a search term.

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The Italian abbot Alberto Fortis aberto, educated 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.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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.

Personal information regarding our website’s forhis, including their identity, is confidential. Outline Masquer le plan. 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 did not limit himself to subjects of geological and archaeological interest such as fossils, minerals, sculptures, inscriptions and coinswhich at the time viaggoo closely related to the financial and commercial activities of the Serenissima; in addition, he gave a thorough description of the population. He also published several specimens of Morlach songs. In”Gli Antichi Slavi” of Camillo Federici was staged in Venice during the Carnival, while in an adaptation of the same play was presented again twice, as a viggio opera and as a ballet performance titled “Le Nozze dei Morlacchi”.


You can move this window by clicking on the headline. He was especially drawn to their folk songs, which their bards sang accompanied by a gusle, an one alberot two-stringed instrument played with a bow.

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Top of the page – Article Outline. Portable Archaeology and the Poetics of Influence Leiden: Their ethnographic traits were traditional clothings, use of the gusle musical instrument accompanied with epic singing. Viagyio Read Edit View history. Saggio d’osservazioni sopra l’isola di Cherso ed Osero.

His best known work is Viaggio in Dalmazia Travels into Dalmatiaoriginally published in and first published in London in His unjustly neglected work was the first extensive and comprehensive study of this part of Europe, little known in the then scientific community. Dalmatia and the Mediterranean: Viaggio in Dalmazia, vol. For the Italian singer dalmasia songwriter, see Alberto Fortis musician.

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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. From a geological point of view, Fortis’ remarks generally correspond to recent studies, with some exceptions in palaeontological and petrological issues.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He published his impressions inin a volume entitled “Viaggio in Dalmazia” “A Journey to Dalmatia”.