Dalmatia, the Quarnero and Istria, with Cettigne in Montenegro and the island of Grado, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Clarendon press, 1887 - Adriatic Coast (Balkan Peninsula)
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Page 206 - ... Diocletian's palace are more after the Greek than the RomanoItalo style. But however this may be, it is remarkable as forestalling by its series of pillared arcades the basilicas of Early Christian times. On this point Mr TJ Jackson writes thus : The history of Dalmatian architecture is an epitome of southern Europe. In the palace of Diocletian at Spalato we have one of the earliest, perhaps the earliest step towards that new departure in architecture which resulted in the development of...
Page 22 - Dalmatarum ad praesentiam imperatoris cum magnis donis. Et facta est ibi ordinatio ab imperatore de ducibus et populis tarn Venetiae quam Dalmatiae 4).
Page 207 - ... the new birth of that rational and unconventional mode of building in which the restless and eager spirit of the regenerated and repeopled Roman world has found free scope for its fancy and invention...
Page 291 - The nave may be assigned to the end of the twelfth or beginning of the thirteenth century. The two arcades are not quite alike, but are probably of the same, or nearly the same, date.
Page 256 - Sharbil, a document which was written probably at the end of the fourth or beginning of the fifth century...
Page 143 - the terror of Turkish invasion which from this time forward hung like a cloud over the country till the Turkish power itself began to decline, Dalmatia under the settled government of a great commercial power advanced rapidly in wealth and prosperity. The arts flourished, noble buildings sprang up, the treasuries were enriched with beautiful work of the goldsmith or...
Page 365 - E 1' architetto a tutti gli altri sopra Fu Lucian Lauranna, huomo excellente Che il nome vive, benche morte el cuopra. Qual cum 1' ingegno altissimo e possente Guidava 1' opra col parer del Conte, Che a cio il parer aveva alto e lucente Quant' altro Signor mai e le voglie pronte.
Page 233 - ... show plainly in all three particulars that they belong to a different race, which has not yet lost the picturesqueness of the Middle Ages in the humdrum of the nineteenth century. The splendour of their embroidered garments, and the wealth of silver ornaments and coins displayed on their persons, may perhaps smack slightly of semi-barbarism, but they are not the less interesting on that account to those who like to see civilization in the making ; and though the native Dalmatians of the Latin...
Page 37 - Ragusam; populo ferocissimo ... exceptis paucis, qui in oris maritimis habitant, qui ab aliis et moribus et lingua dissimiles latinum habent idioma, reliquis sclavonico sermone utentibus et habitu barbarorum...
Page 233 - ... from little silver chains. Rough, shaggy jackets or cloaks covered with bunches of woollen fringe, and trousers of a coarse blue or brown homespun material roughly made, but gaily worked at the pockets, drawn tight to the leg, and often fastened up the back of the calf with a row of small silver buttons or hooks ; and on their feet the...