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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His best known work is Viaggio in Dalmazia Travels into Dalmatiaoriginally published in and first published in London in His attention was especially drawn to the inhabitants of the Dalmatian inland, known as the Morlacchi or Mavrovlachi. Top of the page – Article Outline. The Italian clergyman Alberto Fortis studied philosophy and natural sciences with a specialty in mineralogy, and was professor at the University of Padua. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

His understanding of natural processes, mainly in karstology and hydrology, is mostly surprisingly good. If you are a subscriber, please sign in ‘My Account’ at the top right of the screen.


Authority, Laughter and Savage Breasts in an 18th-c. He published his impressions inin a ln entitled “Viaggio in Dalmazia” “A Journey to Dalmatia”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 falmazia, violent and primitive.

Alberto Fortis – Wikipedia

Their ethnographic traits were traditional clothings, use of the gusle musical instrument accompanied with epic singing. The highlight of the book is the daljazia of ” Morlachia “, a term used by Fortis for the rural Dalmatian interior to distinguish it from the coastal towns under the influence of Venice.

Albberto, 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. Book Viaggio in Dalmazia.

Access to the PDF text. Alberto Fortis —was a Venetian writer, naturalist and cartographer. Central European University Press, Retrieved from ” https: To Fortis, the Morlacchi constituted the archetype of the “noble savage”. You can move this window by clicking on the headline.

Alberto Fortis

Larry Wolf believed Fortis wrote the ballad as a poetry of South Slavs rather than a poetry of the Morlachs. His unjustly neglected work was the first extensive and comprehensive study of this part of Europe, little known in the then scientific community. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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. 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.

If you want to subscribe to this journal, see our rates You can purchase this item in Pay Per View: Portable Archaeology and the Poetics of Influence Leiden: 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 comic opera and as a ballet performance titled “Le Nozze dei Morlacchi”.

This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it. Fortis wrote in an era when the European reading public was fascinated by epic poetry: From a geological point of view, Fortis’ remarks generally correspond to recent studies, with some exceptions in palaeontological and petrological issues.

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