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Gjuro Ferrich’s Periegesis orae Rhacusanae (1803) as a Travel Polemic

Bracewell, W; (2015) Gjuro Ferrich’s Periegesis orae Rhacusanae (1803) as a Travel Polemic. Dubrovnik Annals , 19 pp. 99-121. Green open access

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Abstract

Gjuro Ferrich’s Periegesis orae Rhacusanae (1803) has been read as a description of Ragusa’s territories, as a sarcastic commentary on Ragusan manners and morals, and as a poetic paraphrase of physiocratic ideas. Now a hitherto unstudied letter from the author suggests that it should also be read as a ‘counter-travelogue’, a polemical reply to a foreign account of Ragusa. This study sets Ferrich’s Periegesis in context, examining its relationship to Francesco Maria Appendini’s Notizie (1802-03); the different models Ferrich may have drawn upon in framing his text; and the insights into particular images provided by a polemical reply to Ferrich composed by Marin Zlatarich. Ferrich’s Periegesis emerges as a ‘discreet’ polemic, with different messages addressed to its domestic readers on the one hand and its foreign audience on the other.

Type: Article
Title: Gjuro Ferrich’s Periegesis orae Rhacusanae (1803) as a Travel Polemic
Location: Croatia
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clan...
Keywords: Đuro Ferić, Marin Zlatarić, travel polemics, counter-travelogue, transnational cultural exchange
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > SSEES
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471169
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