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Friday, February 21, 2020

Ermes of Colloredo, the father of the Friulan language: The complete collection of Poems

Ermes was born in Colloredo di Monte Albano, Friaul. He was educated at Medici's court in Florence as page of Greatduke Ferdinando II de' Medici, and entered the service of Emperor Ferdinand III during the Thirty Years War as a Cuirassiers' Officier, at the orders of his uncle, Field Marschall Rudolf von Colloredo Mels und Wallsee, Governor of Prague, of the Republic of Venice as a Cavalry Colonel and Emperor Leopold I. In the latter part of his life Ermes returned to his homeland to focus on writing poetry, most of which centers on the theme of love.
Ermes wrote over 200 sonnets, in both Friulian and Italian. He used the koinè from San Daniele, which would become the most notable literary language and the basis of today's standard Friulian. The complete collection of Poems: Printed edition on Amazon e LuluPress, ebook on Amazon KindleKobo e (further discounted) on Lulu.

L'opera poetica completa del celeberrimo conte Ermes di Colloredo di Montalbano (sec. XVII), incontrastato padre della letteratura di lingua friulana ladina, presentata nel suo testo integrale.

Un volume che celebra il mito del Friûl profondo, attraverso l'intima connessione della terra primordiale con la parola dei suoi abitanti e la forza dirompente e liberatrice della poesia.

Volume stampato disponibile via Amazon e LuluPress, e in versione ebook su Amazon KindleKobo e (ad un prezzo ulteriormente scontato) su Lulu.

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