Daniel Bešina

Title: Identifikácia historických premostení stredného toku rieky Slaná na základe Notícií Mateja Bela

(Identification of historical bridges of the Middle Course of the river Slaná on the basis of Matthias Bel’s Notes) pdf

Abstract: The monumental work of Bel’s Knowledge is still a very valuable source of knowledge for several scientific disciplines. Much of the information in the Knowledge is the subject of interdisciplinary research and takes our knowledge of 18th century realities to a higher level. One of the scientific fields where this knowledge can be used is landscape archaeology, which allows, thanks to its own methodological knowledge, the verification of the information described. From the scientific project of Matthias Bel, information concerning the bridges of the Slaná River was important for our research. The research aim is to identify the mentioned bridges in the contemporary cultural landscape with possible remnants of objects and then to interpret and reconstruct them in virtual space. This goal presupposes a detailed source analysis not only of the references in Bel’s Knowledge, but also in other available, especially historical map documents. The findings contribute to a more accurate reconstruction of the road network, bridging objects and thus complete the picture of the cultural landscape in the Gemer historical region in the modern period.

Author: BEŠINA, Daniel

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2022.26.2.500-529

Publication order reference:

Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Katedra archeológie, Hodžova 1, 949 01 Nitra, Slovak Republic, mail: dbesina@ukf.sk

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2022, vol.: 26, number: 2, pages: 500-529

Keywords: Bridges; Landscape Archaeology; Gemer; Matej Bel; Slaná;

Language: Slovak

Funding: Slovak Research and Development Agency: APVV-18-0196: Vedomosti Nitrianskej stolice M. Bela (interpretácia a aplikácia)