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Castles of the Pazin County: problems of preservation and presentation


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Ivetić, Toni. (2018). Castles of the Pazin County: problems of preservation and presentation. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Art History. [mentor Ćorić, Franko and Tomas, Ivana].

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By studying literature, historical sources and doing field research this master’s thesis introduces the medieval fortification architecture in the area of inner Istria under the rule of the Habsburgs and follows their (castles) history through the Medieval and Early modern period . In the first part of the work, through the corresponding examples, the elements of fortification architecture which appears in the area of the Istrian peninsula are shown. The first part brings an introduction to the political and historical circumstances of continental Istria, the so-called Pazin County, which clarifies the circumstances in which the castle architecture was created. The second part deals with castles of central Istria with special emphasis on their typology, urban structure and relations with surrounding settlements and suburbs. The examples point to some specific peculiarities due to the different surroundings but also to the consistency in the monitoring of the fortification architecture in other parts of continental Croatia. The last, third part of the paper, explores the problems in the preservation of the castles in Istria. The work is concerned with the protection of the castles as an architectural heritage for which the local community has gained a strong interest in the 20th and 21st centuries, resulting in incentives for conservation and restoration interventions on them.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Istria, Middle Ages, Early Modern Period, Pazin County, fortifications, burg, castle
Subjects: History of art
Departments: Department of Art History
Supervisor: Ćorić, Franko and Tomas, Ivana
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 08:30
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 08:30

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