The logbook describing the military enterprise of Admiral Dmitrij Nikolaevič Senjavin is not a simple review of events and marine places visited, but a real stratigraphic memory of a variety of experiences, occasional contacts, meetings, notes in which narration and description intersect continuously. The study intends to pay particular attention to the navigation taking place on the Adriatic Sea in 1806, when the Russian fleet was committed against Napoleon and the French. Within the navigation, as a matter of fact, other events claim to be observed more carefully than historical events: authentic nature on small unknown islands rich in ethological notes, meteorological events, atmospheric phenomena, like globular lightnings, bora, typhoons, or countless winds pushing their ship and conditioning the course of the Russian fleet, cities along the coast, which represent 'anthropological' opportunities in order to observe humanity and describe its socio-cultural behavior. Howewer, the sea remains the object of its literary narration, the poetic object par excellence, as a matter of fact, the sense of beauty and of the sublime comes from the sea, almost a mystical experience, a source of the transcendent. In the pages of this diary we can glimpse a colorful kaleidoscope rich in surfaces not only reflecting the military events with abundance of details, but reverberating a true literary writing in the human and sentimental side of the enterprise, revealing interests of different kinds: anthropological, ethological, ethnological.

Una spedizione russa sull'Adriatico / Cabassi, Nicoletta. - STAMPA. - 1(2017), pp. 269-278.

Una spedizione russa sull'Adriatico

Nicoletta Cabassi
Writing – Review & Editing
2017

Abstract

The logbook describing the military enterprise of Admiral Dmitrij Nikolaevič Senjavin is not a simple review of events and marine places visited, but a real stratigraphic memory of a variety of experiences, occasional contacts, meetings, notes in which narration and description intersect continuously. The study intends to pay particular attention to the navigation taking place on the Adriatic Sea in 1806, when the Russian fleet was committed against Napoleon and the French. Within the navigation, as a matter of fact, other events claim to be observed more carefully than historical events: authentic nature on small unknown islands rich in ethological notes, meteorological events, atmospheric phenomena, like globular lightnings, bora, typhoons, or countless winds pushing their ship and conditioning the course of the Russian fleet, cities along the coast, which represent 'anthropological' opportunities in order to observe humanity and describe its socio-cultural behavior. Howewer, the sea remains the object of its literary narration, the poetic object par excellence, as a matter of fact, the sense of beauty and of the sublime comes from the sea, almost a mystical experience, a source of the transcendent. In the pages of this diary we can glimpse a colorful kaleidoscope rich in surfaces not only reflecting the military events with abundance of details, but reverberating a true literary writing in the human and sentimental side of the enterprise, revealing interests of different kinds: anthropological, ethological, ethnological.
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Una spedizione russa sull'Adriatico / Cabassi, Nicoletta. - STAMPA. - 1(2017), pp. 269-278.
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