Virtual Book Launch: Historical Transformations from Via Militaris to Autoput

Event date
October 21, 2021
Short description

21 October 2021, 6 PM (CET), Online : Historical Transformations from Via Militaris to Autoput (Eds. Florian Riedler and Nenad Stefanov)

A discussion with the editors and contributors of the book introduced by Andreas Helmedach, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.


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The volume approaches the topic of mobility, communication and borders in Southeast Europe by offering the first detailed historical study of the land route linking Istanbul with Belgrade. After this route that diagonally crosses Southeast Europe had been established in Roman times, it was as important for the Byzantines as the Ottomans to rule their Balkan territories. In the nineteenth century, the road was upgraded to a railroad and, most recently, to a motorway. The book explores the various transformations of the route, its transformative role for the cities and regions along its course and the different local actors as well as those from the centers. The overall aim is to gain a deeper understanding of Southeast Europe by foregrounding historical continuities and disruptions from a long-term perspective.

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  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
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