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Matutinovic between „professionalism“ and politcs

Andrej Žmegač   ORCID icon ; Institut za povijest umjetnosti, Zagreb, Hrvatska

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (270 KB) str. 143-151 preuzimanja: 175* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Žmegač, A. (2015). Matutinović između „struke“ i politike. Adrias, (21), 143-151. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Žmegač, Andrej. "Matutinović između „struke“ i politike." Adrias, vol. , br. 21, 2015, str. 143-151. Citirano 21.02.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Žmegač, Andrej. "Matutinović između „struke“ i politike." Adrias , br. 21 (2015): 143-151.
Žmegač, A. (2015). 'Matutinović između „struke“ i politike', Adrias, (21), str. 143-151. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 21.02.2020.)
Žmegač A. Matutinović između „struke“ i politike. Adrias [Internet]. 2015 [pristupljeno 21.02.2020.];(21):143-151. Dostupno na:
A. Žmegač, "Matutinović između „struke“ i politike", Adrias, vol., br. 21, str. 143-151, 2015. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 21.02.2020.]

The subject of this work is the text titled A Historical, Geographical, Political, Civil and Military Essay on the Illyrian Provinces and Montenegro (original title: Essai Historique, Géographique, Politique, Civil et Militaire sur Les Provinces Illÿriennes, et sur le Monténégro...), written in 1811 by Lujo Matutinović, a high ranking officer in the French army at the time. In his writing dedicated to Napoleon, Matutinović, a Dalmatian, who in his career had already served the Republic of Venice and Austria, provides the French with the description and his estimates of the newly conquered land along the east Adriatic coast so they would be able to govern it to the best of their ability. The author`s involvement in the spirit of Neoclassicism permeates through his impression of Roman monuments, for example in Pula. There he was astounded by the contemporary conversion and the devastation of the Temple of Augustus, which he considered an act of barbarism. However, he cultivated the same opinion on the nearby medieval building as well, deeming it barbaric and grotesque. His writings on the remains of Roman Narona, sprouting between sheds and huts in the village near Metković, are also impressive. One can without a doubt say that Matutinović considered everything after Rome to be a step back. Writing this text, Matutinović is fully aware of the person he dedicates it to, the French emperor. Thus he promotes monarchism, and shows republicanism in a bad light. A model for the latter he finds in the Republic of Venice, whose former government, authorities, and still living heritage he constantly reproaches. On the contrary, he has nothing but praise for the modern French government, but also the Austrian one, armistice agreement between the two countries being effective at the time in question. He finds justification for his own service to a number of consecutive governments in Dalmatia in his submission to any type of government, in other words order and authority. The work of Matutinović was, therefore, impregnated by politics and it would probably look significantly different if it was written a year before or after.

Ključne riječi
Dalmatia; Antiquity; the Republic of Venice; Illyrian Provinces; Napoleon; Lujo Matutinović

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