Border in Istria, from Prehistory to the Late Eighteenth Century Cover Image

Granice u Istri od prapovijesti do konca XVIII. stoljeća
Border in Istria, from Prehistory to the Late Eighteenth Century

Author(s): Slaven Bertoša
Subject(s): Regional Geography, Geomatics, 18th Century
Published by: Društvo za hrvatsku ekonomsku povijest i ekohistoriju - Izdavačka kuća Meridijani
Keywords: Istria; frontiers; contentious points; stone boundaries;

Summary/Abstract: In this work the author deals with the question of frontiers in Istria in special view of marks with which they were signed on the ground, from the prehistory to the end of 18th century. He emphasized the importance of Survey of Istrian Land Boundaries as the most important medieval document about that question which considerably determined border-problems in succeeding periods also. A special part of this paper is dedicated to the descriptions of single contentious points all along the Venetian-austrian borderline in the Modern Age, where the stone boundaries survived up to the present day, documented by the author in numerous photographies and other contributions made during his fieldwork. The Venetian-austrian controversies along the Istrian frontiers stopped only in the 1797, when the Republic of Venice disappeared.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 15-43
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Croatian