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Poplave i glad u drugoj polovici 18. i početkom 19. stoljeća u Civilnoj Hrvatskoj i Vojnoj krajini


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Habdija, Tomislav. (2014). Poplave i glad u drugoj polovici 18. i početkom 19. stoljeća u Civilnoj Hrvatskoj i Vojnoj krajini. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Petrić, Hrvoje].

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Main goal of this study was to explore and compare impact of environmental (floods, weather) and social factors on the occurence of famine in the second half of 18th and begining of 19th century in the historical Croatian lands based on the narrative sources and historical-demographic indicators trough implementation of famine vulnerability analysis model. Most of the space in this study is devoted to the famine situations that occurred in the wider area in the 1780s and in the mid-1810s, both of which were caused primarily by bad weather, but latter was also caused by general exhaustion with long-term state of war. In addition to investigation of the impact of floods on the occurrence of famine – and the life of the population in general – it was attempted to investigate the influence of some other natural factors, such as large volcanic eruptions of the Laki in 1783 and Tambora in 1815 – latter was proven to have significant indirect impact on people's lives in historical Croatian lands. Analysis of long data series collected from parish records pointed to several situations of dearth in the observed period – at least one major food crisis in every decade. On the other hand famine had only a temporary effects on demographic trends. Also, according to demographic indicators people living in Virovitica County were less exposed to dearth and famine than people in Križevci County and St. Georger Regiment of Varaždin Generalat. The same is true for the population of the more urban type of settlements in comparison to rural. The immediate and sole impact of the floods on demographic trends is not proven.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Petrić, Hrvoje
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 07:49
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 07:49

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