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Views Read Edit View history. To Fortis, the Morlacchi constituted the archetype of the “noble savage”.
The work of Fortis and his Morlacchi continued to exert dalmazoa influence on arts and letters for several decades after the publication of “Viaggio in Dalmazia”. Alberto Fortis —was a Venetian writer, naturalist and cartographer.
Saggio d’osservazioni sopra l’isola di Cherso ed Osero. 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.
He journeyed extensively in Venetian Dalmatia. Fortis wrote in an era when the European reading public was fascinated by epic poetry: Central European University Press, Journal page Archives Contents list.
This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it. 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.
Contact Help Who are we? He died in Bologna eight years later on 21 October Retrieved from ” https: Dalmatian hinterlands became epitomized by Hasanaginicaa folk ballad that was first written down by Fortis.
The Italian abbot Alberto Fortiseducated in geology, petrology, fprtis, 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 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 were closely ddalmazia to the ni and commercial activities of the Serenissima; viaggjo addition, he gave a thorough description of the population.
Written by Nicolas Nicolaides. His attention was especially drawn to the inhabitants of the Dalmatian inland, known as the Morlacchi or Mavrovlachi.
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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.
Access to the text HTML. 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 published his impressions inin a volume entitled “Viaggio in Dalmazia” “A Journey to Dalmatia”. His understanding of natural processes, mainly in karstology and hydrology, is mostly surprisingly good.
The Italian clergyman Alberto Fortis studied philosophy and natural sciences with a specialty in mineralogy, and was professor at the University of Padua. 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.
His best known work is Viaggio in Dalmazia Travels into Dalmatiaoriginally published in and first published in London in As per the Law relating to information storage and personal integrity, you have the right to oppose art 26 of that lawaccess art 34 of that law and rectify art 36 of that law your personal data. Larry Wolf believed Fortis wrote the ballad as a poetry of South Slavs rather than a poetry of the Morlachs. 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”.
A poetical sketch of the revolutions that have happened in the natural history of our planet: Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription. 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. Retrieved August 14, 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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Portable Archaeology and the Poetics of Influence Leiden: Venice and the Slavs: If you want to subscribe to this journal, see our rates You can purchase this item in Pay Per View: 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.
He also published several specimens of Morlach songs. However, Fortis is the first foreigner to have visited their settlements and he dedicated an important part of his work to them. Stanford University Press, Tag Search Type a search term. Dalmatia and the Mediterranean: 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.