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O urbanistică medievală aparte - oraşul de coastă Adriatic (Istria şi Dalmaţia)
A special medieval townplanning. Adriatic coastal town (Istria and Dalmatia)

Author(s): Teodor Octavian Gheorghiu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: medieval towns; maps; townplanning; Adriatic coastal town; Istria; Dalmatia

Summary/Abstract: This article is an excerpt (remodeled, of course) from the CD-Rom „Adriatic Sea (Istria and Dalmatia)” lanched by the „Paideia” publishing house at the International Book Fair „Bookarest 2000”. The article presents the brief but extremely dynamic and complex history of the relationship between the eastern coast territory of the Adriatic Sea and its towns, focusing mainly on the Mediaeval period, when the zone was influenced by various cultures Byzantine, Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Austrian and Venetian which decisively impressed the urban structure and morphology. The paper also focuses on the relations (more numerous and temporarily stronger than what is normally believed) between the respective towns and the Romanian terrritory. The general history of the Adriatic coast territory and urbanism is followed by brief presentations of certain towns as „case studies”, covering the whole territory, all types of urban history as well as the typologies encountered there. Some of them bear marks of ancient Roman civilization (Porec–Parenzo, Zadar–Zara, Trogir–Trau, Split–Spalato) such as street patterning and construction elements maintained. Others are the result of the Middle Ages massive disruption of urban population due to the migratory peoples (Koper–Cappo d'Istria, Rovinj–Rovigno, Senj–Segna, Dubrovnik–Ragusa)

  • Issue Year: VII/1999
  • Issue No: 1+2
  • Page Range: 153-202
  • Page Count: 50
  • Language: Romanian