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Hektorovic Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 HEK
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Hektorovic Collection
Date(s): 1979
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Hektorovic | Petar | 1487-1582 | Croatian nobleman
Goy | E D | fl 1979 | Croatian scholar
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Petar Hektorovic (1487-1582), was a Croatian nobleman and well known figure in sixteenth century Croatian literature. He lived on the island of Hvar which was at that time under Venetian rule but was under threat from invasion by the Ottoman Empire which had conquered most of South-Eastern Europe at that time.


Scope and content/abstract:

Translation of "Ribanje I ribarsko prigovaranje" [Fishing and fishermans' conversation] by E D Goy. This work is one of the few surviving pieces by Petar Hektorovic. It is an account of a three day fishing trip taken by Hektorovic around his home island of Hvar, Croatia. It was written in 1556 and first published in 1568. It is written in the form of an epistle addressed to Hektorovic's cousin and director of Hvar's school, Jerome Bartuchevich Hektorovic.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

No information available

Allied Materials

Related material:

The SSEES Library also holds the papers of Stephen Clissold (Ref CLI), which contain a file of notes on Hektorovic, and the Palavestra Collection (Ref PAL), which contains translations by E D Goy of several works by Predrag Palavestra.

Publication note:

This translation was published as Goy, E D "Ribanje I ribarsko prigovaranje" [Fishing and fishermen's conversation] in "BC Review" no 15, 1979

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sept 2002

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