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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Tag Search Type a search term. 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.

Geological issues in Alberto Fortis’ Viaggio in Dalmazia If you viwggio to subscribe to this journal, see our rates You can purchase this item in Pay Per View: Fortis wrote in an era when the European reading public was fascinated by epic poetry: He died in Bologna eight years later on 21 October He published his impressions inin a volume entitled “Viaggio in Dalmazia” “A Journey to Dalmatia”. His best known work is Viaggio in Dalmazia Travels into Dalmatiaoriginally published dalmazi and first published in London in You can move this window by clicking on the headline.

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 influence of Venice. His attention was especially drawn to the inhabitants of the Dalmatian inland, known as the Morlacchi or Mavrovlachi.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. His understanding of natural processes, dalmazja in karstology and hydrology, is mostly surprisingly good. 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.


The Italian clergyman Alberto Fortis studied philosophy and natural sciences with a specialty in mineralogy, and was professor at the University of Padua.

Their ethnographic traits were traditional clothings, use of the gusle dortis instrument accompanied with epic singing. Central European University Press, From a geological point of view, Fortis’ remarks generally correspond to recent studies, with some exceptions in palaeontological and petrological issues.

Venice and the Slavs: Personal information regarding our website’s visitors, including their identity, is confidential. Book Viaggio in Dalmazia. To Fortis, the Morlacchi constituted the archetype of the “noble savage”.

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Dalmatia and the Mediterranean: Dalmatian hinterlands became epitomized by Hasanaginicaa folk ballad that was first written down by Fortis. Journal page Archives Contents list. For the Italian singer and songwriter, see Alberto Fortis musician. 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.

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 ealmazia the former Venetian Republic, now the littoral part of Croatia.

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Views Read Edit View history. Written by Nicolas Nicolaides. Larry Wolf believed Fortis wrote the ballad as a poetry of South Slavs rather than a poetry of the Morlachs. Access to the text HTML.

His xlberto neglected work was the first extensive and comprehensive study of this part of Europe, little known in the then scientific community. Portable Archaeology and the Poetics of Influence Leiden: Retrieved from ” https: Forhis, 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.


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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. Stanford University Press, Alberto Fortis —was a Venetian writer, naturalist dalmaia cartographer.

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.

To Fortis, who liked to draw parallels between geology and human history, these poems were the “literary fossils” of the Dalmatian past. 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.

He also published several specimens of Morlach songs. The work of Fortis and his Morlacchi continued to exert an influence on arts and letters for several decades daalmazia the publication of “Viaggio in Dalmazia”.