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illustrated.1922 Excerpt: ... THIRD PERIOD THE AGE OF DECLINE
CHAPTER VII THE ACADEMIES AND SOCIETIES I In the 18th century
Jugoslav literature began to decline, not only in Ragusa but also
in the other provinces. Serbia proper was under the domination of
the Turks; Croatia and Slovenia, under Austria, while the Republic
of Dubrovnik, after the terrible earthquake of 1667, was reduced in
wealth and population. Besides, Ragusa was suffering from the
vexatious attitude of the Venetians and the Turks, who were
conspiring together for the destruction of the last Antemurale
Christianitatis in the Balkan Peninsula. So long as the Ragusan
commonwealth was independent and vigorous, Slavonic life rested on
the identity of the man with the citizen. The city state, as in old
Greece and later in Rome, was the highest unit of social
organization.1 The whole training and character of the man were
planned for his membership in the city. The market-place, the
assembly, the "academies" were places of frequent meetings, where
the sense of citizenship was quickened, and where common standards
of opinion or feeling were formed. Poetry, music, sculpture,
literature and art, in all their forms, were matters of public
interest. The cultural achievements of Dalmatia reached their apex
in the 17th century. No doubt many exquisite works were produced at
a later period, but they do not exhibit any creative talent, and
more or less conspicuously belong to the decadence 1 Cf. Ivan
Smirnov, "Gorodskija obsciny Dalmacii v X-XI vSkS," Zurnal
ministerstva narodnago prosvescenija, cast 214, pp. 289-306, April,
1881. See also his study, "Otnosenija Venecii k gorodskim obscinam
Dalmacii s XII do poloviny XIV veka" (1880). of Ragusan learning.
The only new literary phenomenon of the period was the rise of a
school of histo...
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