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  • In medieval Latin »Valvasor« or »Valvasore« held the meaning »the carrier of the feud«. In western Europe its use can be traced back to the...

    Valvasor’s Genealogy

    In medieval Latin »Valvasor« or »Valvasore« held the meaning »the carrier of the feud«. In western Europe its use can be traced back to the...

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  • Mid 17th century Europe was beset by upheavals that defined formative years of Valvasor’s life: the religious dissension and the anti-reformation backlash, the plague, the...

    Valvasor’s Youth

    Mid 17th century Europe was beset by upheavals that defined formative years of Valvasor’s life: the religious dissension and the anti-reformation backlash, the plague, the...

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  • After his return home, Valvasor acquired the title of Baron. The Valvasor family had received it in 1667. He also took a major step –...

    Knighthood and Arrival at the Bogensperk Castle

    After his return home, Valvasor acquired the title of Baron. The Valvasor family had received it in 1667. He also took a major step –...

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  • The period between 1672 and 1677 was significant in Valvasor’s life. During this time his enormous passion for presenting to the world his home country...

    Establishing the Graphic Institution

    The period between 1672 and 1677 was significant in Valvasor’s life. During this time his enormous passion for presenting to the world his home country...

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  • A year after his visit to Venice in 1679, Valvasor started preparing the publication of The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola. On 23rd February...

    Exploration of the Duchy of Carniola

    A year after his visit to Venice in 1679, Valvasor started preparing the publication of The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola. On 23rd February...

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  • The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola (Die Ehre des Herzogthums Crain / Slava Vojvodine Kranjske) is the last of Valvasor’s published work and by...

    Magnum Opus

    The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola (Die Ehre des Herzogthums Crain / Slava Vojvodine Kranjske) is the last of Valvasor’s published work and by...

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  • With the publication of The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola the creative part of Valvasor’s life is ended. Some books were not printed because...

    Untimely Death

    With the publication of The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola the creative part of Valvasor’s life is ended. Some books were not printed because...

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