Historical Geography and Geosciences

The Historical Geography of Croatia

Territorial Change and Cultural Landscapes

Authors: Fuerst-Bjeliš, Borna, Glamuzina, Nikola

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  • The only book on historical geography of Croatia in English
  • Written by the scholars from the region with expertise in historical geography 
  • Scientific and comprehensive approach, thoroughly illustrated
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This monograph gives a comprehensive but in-depth analysis of the territorial development of Croatia and historical processes of significant spatial impact. It covers the millennial time span – from prehistory till the present, through relevant periods, e.g., prehistory, antiquity, Middle Ages, period of Ottoman progression and retreat, Post-Ottoman period of development of the Central European railway network, the period of South Slavic political associations (old and new Yugoslavia), and the post-Yugoslav period of independent Croatia.  
The book is highly illustrated with maps and figures. It is written by scholars from the region, based on the original research and the vast body of literature. It is one of the only books in English that interprets the overall development of the territory and cultural landscape of Croatia. Its scientific but comprehensive approach makes it of use to scholars, students and anyone interested in historical and geographical processes and features of Croatia and the Balkan region.

About the authors

Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš is a professor at the University of Zagreb (Croatia). Her research interests are mainly focused on historical geography, environmental history and landscape change, borderlands areas, spatial perceptions and spatial (regional) identities. She has been serving as the vice-president of the European Society for Environmental History (2017–19). Since 2020 she was appointed chair of the IGU Commission on Marginalization, Globalization and Regional and Local Response.  She has co-authored 6 textbooks, edited 4 books and authored or co-authored more than 90 papers, among which 60 peer reviewed scholarly book chapters and research journal articles. Nikola Glamuzina is a professor at the University of Split (Croatia). His research interests are primarily economic geography, historical geography, urban geography and historical cartography with focus on Croatia and neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has authored or co-authored 4 scientific books (including 2 textbooks), and more than 30 papers, mostly research journal articles.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction—The Territory

    Pages 1-19

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  • Prehistory—The Early Interactions Between Humans and Their Environment

    Pages 21-34

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  • Antiquity—The First Model of Territorial Organisation

    Pages 35-49

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  • Early Middle Ages and the Croatian State—Spatial Organisation and a New Cultural Landscape

    Pages 51-64

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  • High Middle Ages—Economic and Political Stabilisation, Re-urbanisation, and Regional Differentiation

    Pages 65-85

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eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-68433-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-68432-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Historical Geography of Croatia
Book Subtitle
Territorial Change and Cultural Landscapes
Authors
Series Title
Historical Geography and Geosciences
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68433-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68433-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68432-7
Series ISSN
2520-1379
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 203
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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