Public street lighting in Moravian and Silesian towns in the second half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century Cover Image
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Veřejné osvětlení moravských a slezských měst v druhé polovině 19. a na počátku 20. století
Public street lighting in Moravian and Silesian towns in the second half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century

Author(s): Andrea Pokludová
Subject(s): History
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Moravia; Silesia; Town; Public street lighting; Second half of the 19th Century; Beginning of the 20th Century

Summary/Abstract: The objective of the presented essay was not to overwhelm you with economic data, which are presented in detail in the published output of the grant project. I meant to describe the road taken by Moravian and Silesian towns to become modern towns, meaning towns where at least part of population could walk rather safely in illuminated streets at night. It was probably clear from the outline that the process in administrative and industrial towns did not lag behind major Central European cities, such as Vienna, the capital of the monarchy. New, modern technologies expanded rather quickly and if there was a suitable constellation of economic conditions in the local environment and modern performance of self-administration, they were introduced at the cost of an initial loss of the enterprise with the long-term prospect of profitability.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 244-250
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English