Michal Ďurčo – Peter Chrastina

Title: Počiatky modernizácie cestnej siete v Uhorsku na príklade stavby cesty Trakovice – Leopoldov Samuelom Mikovínim

(The Beginnings of the Hungarian Road Network Modernization on the Example of the Construction of the Trakovice – Leopoldov Road) pdf

Abstract: Paper analyzes the road network development in 18th century Hungary, mainly on the territory of today’s Slovakia. It summarizes and explains the circumstances accompanying its modernization since the first half of the 18th century. In the first part, the authors interpret the transport infrastructure development in a broader socio-economic and geographical context. In the second part, they detailed the historical-geographical aspects of road construction in the 18th century. The solved section of the road between Trakovice and Leopoldov is unique because Samuel Mikovíni planned it. They built the road between 1735 and 1737. We want to answer the question to what extent we can consider this road as a model example of the construction of other roads and if the road was somehow specific due to the work of Mikovíni. We are also interested in how Mikovíni was affected by the know-how of building modern roads, which penetrated the Habsburg monarchy as a French technological import.

Authors: ĎURČO, Michal – CHRASTINA, Peter

DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2022.26.1.330-356

Publication order reference:

Michal Šurčo – Historický ústav SAV v.v.i, P.O.Box 198, Klemensova 19, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, mail: michal.durco@savba.sk

Peter Chrastina – Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave, Katedra historických vied a stredoeurópskych štúdií, Námestie J. Herdu 2, 917 01 Trnava, Slovak Republic, mail: peter.chrastina@ucm.sk

Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2022, vol.: 26, number: 2, pages: 330-356

Keywords: Hungary; Road; Modernization; History of Technology; S. Mikovíni;

Language: Slovak