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Raccontare la Slovenia

Narratività ed echi della cultura popolare in Die Ehre Dess Herzogthums Crain di J.W. Valvasor
  • Maria Bidovec,

Despite being recognised as an exponent of Slovenian culture, the polymath Johann Weichard Valvasor has to date been undervalued in terms of his direct contribution to the aesthetic and literary consciousness of his homeland. He has been considered above all as a source of material for the works of others, while studies of broader scope underlining his original contribution in the sphere of Carniolan narrative, albeit in German, are still lacking. The present study, based on an attentive reading of the four volumes that compose his principal work, Die Ehre dess Hertzogthums Crain, seeks to identify all the passages that can be considered narrative units, numbering them progressively, cataloguing them by type and providing a brief summary of each. The corpus thus obtained – recorded in the appendix – has been described and appraised. Finally, individual narrative units have been compared with stories or popular songs of analogous content. The work is concluded by an evaluation of Valvasor's narrative gifts, setting the writer in a new light within the cultural and literary history of Slovenia.

  • Keywords:
  • Slavistica,
  • Letteratura,
  • Cultura slava,
  • Critica letteraria,
  • Slovenia,
  • Johann Weichard Valvasor,
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Maria Bidovec

University of Naples L'Orientale, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-0740-2179

Maria Bidovec is a lecturer in Slovenian literature at the "La Sapienza" university of Rome. Her studies focus primarily on prose and on narrative mechanisms, particularly in popular literature. Her publications include: in collaboration with V. Vetrih the textbook Verbi sloveni – Slovenski glagoli (Trieste 2003); the anthology Fiabe e leggende slovene (Nardò 2007); in collaboration with I. Palladino, the monograph Johann Weichard von Valvasor (1641-1693) – Protagonist der Wissenschaftsrevolution der Frühen Neuzeit – Leben, Werk und Nachlass (Wien 2008).
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Book Title

Raccontare la Slovenia

Book Subtitle

Narratività ed echi della cultura popolare in Die Ehre Dess Herzogthums Crain di J.W. Valvasor

Authors

Maria Bidovec

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2008

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© 2008 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-8453-761-4

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978-88-8453-761-4

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978-88-5518-864-7

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Biblioteca di Studi Slavistici

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2612-7687

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2612-7679

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