Landscape, Nature and Environment in the Past

1/2017

Historiographies in general pay rather little attention to the space within which the events of human history unfolded. It is evident that the interconnectedness and mutual interactions between political, economic, and social phenomena with the environment constitute a factor that often influenced the lives of people more than anything else. The environmental aspects of human history have been studied quite intensively within the specialized discipline of the environmental history for couple of decades now. Though for the time being this field is lacking the sufficient institutional and organizational backing in Slovakia, environmental history research is gradually developing within the Slovak historiography in the past few years as well. The present issue of Forum Historiae offers ten studies that analyse the relationship of humans to the nature, impact of the industrialisation on the environment, natural parks as specimens of an "ideal landscape", and building of road systems and their impact on the landscape and environment in the territory of Slovakia and East Central Europe in the period between the 18th and 20th centuries.

FORUM HISTORIAE 1/2017: Landscape, Nature and Environment in the Past
EDITORS: Karol Hollý - Pavel Hronček
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRANSLATION AND PROOFREADING : John Martin Kehoe, Jela Kehoe; Silvia Holéczyová
SLOVAK LANGUAGE PROOFREADING: Katarína Prekopová
TITLE IMAGE: William Wyld, Manchester from Kersal Moor (1852, výrez). Zdroj: royalcollection.org.uk
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Juraj Benko
AUTHORS: Iveta Bohálová, Ján Botík, Michal Ďurčo, Ľudovít Hallon, Karol Hollý, Pavel Hronček, Mikuláš Huba, Peter Chrastina, Pavol Jakubec, Peter Jančura, Viktor Pál, Markéta Šantrůčková, Martin Turóci, Peter Urban
© INSTITUTE OF HISTORY, SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 2017