Aleksandar Stipčević

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Aleksandar Stipčević
Born (1930-10-10)October 10, 1930
Arbanasi, Zadar, Kingdom of Italy
Died September 1, 2015(2015-09-01) (aged 84)
Zagreb, Croatia
Residence Zagreb
Nationality Croatian, Albanian
Fields Archaeology, history
Institutions University of Zagreb
Known for Studies on Illyrians
Notable awards Order of Skanderbeg[1]

Aleksandar Stipčević (October 10, 1930[2] – September 1, 2015) was a Croatian-Albanian archeologist, bibliographer, librarian and historian who specialized in the study of the Illyrians.

His magnum opus is the 1974 book Iliri ("the Illyrians"), which has been translated into English, Italian and Albanian.[2]

Origin and work[edit]

He was born in the village of Arbanasi near Zadar, Croatia (then Zara, Kingdom of Italy).[2] He was a full professor at the University of Zagreb from 1987 until his retirement in 1997.[2] He was a member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo.[3]

Works[edit]

  • Gli Iliri ("Illyrians"; 1966)
  • Arte degli Illiri ("The Illyrian Art"; 1963)
  • Iliri: povijest, život, kultura (1974)
  • Bibliografija antičke arheologije u Jugoslaviji (I–II, 1977)
  • Kultni simboli kod Ilira ("The Illyrian Cult Symbols"; 1981)
  • Povijest knjige ("The History of Books"; 1985, extended edition in 2006)
  • Cenzura u knjižnicama ("Censorship and Libraries"; 1992)
  • O savršenom cenzoru (1994)
  • Sudbina knjige (2000)
  • Socijalna povijest knjige u Hrvata (I–II, 2004–05)
  • Tradicijska kultura zadarskih Arbanasa (2011)

Some of them are translated to other languages.

He was the editor-in-chief of the second volume of the Croatian Biographical Lexicon (1983–1989).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ka vdekur Aleksandar Stipçeviq" [Aleksandar Stipčević passed away] (in Albanian). Zeri Online. 2015-09-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Aleksandar Stipčević". matica.hr (in Croatian). Matica hrvatska. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Stipčević, Aleksandar", Croatian Encyclopedia (in Croatian), Leksikografski zavod Miroslav Krleža, 1999–2009, retrieved April 24, 2014