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[citation needed]
Known for Studies on Illyrians
Awards Order of Skanderbeg[1]
Scientific career
Fields Archaeology, history
Institutions University of Zagreb

Aleksandar Stipčević (October 10, 1930[2] – September 1, 2015) was a Croatian-Albanian[citation needed] 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