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Primorska and Istra as a boundary and a junction in the period from the enlightened absolutism to the European integration

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.01.00  Humanities  Historiography   

Code Science Field
H270  Humanities  Social and economic history 
H271  Humanities  Political history 
H280  Humanities  Local and regional history, historical geography since the Middle Ages 
H230  Humanities  Modern history (up to circa 1800) 
H240  Humanities  Contemporary history (circa 1800 to 1914) 
H250  Humanities  Contemporary history (since 1914) 
Primorska, Istra, Trieste, boundaries, political history, social history, historical demography, historical geography, socio-linguistics, national questions, ethnicity, cosmopolitism, nationalism, European integration, population, migrations, national minorities, international relations
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Researchers (8)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  08694  MSc Radovan Cunja  Archaeology  Researcher  2002  83 
2.  17057  PhD Aleksej Kalc  Historiography  Researcher  2002 - 2004  404 
3.  17863  PhD Vesna Mikolič  Linguistics  Researcher  2002 - 2004  558 
4.  17051  PhD Jože Pirjevec  Historiography  Head  2002 - 2004  797 
5.  16230  MSc Ivica Pletikosić  Anthropology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  59 
6.  19632  PhD Andrej Rahten  Historiography  Researcher  2002 - 2004  557 
7.  18581  PhD Mateja Sedmak  Sociology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  527 
8.  06910  PhD Verena Vidrih Perko  Archaeology  Researcher  2003 - 2004  458 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1510  Science and Research Centre Koper  Koper  7187416000  13,715 
The purpose of the project is to study the area of Primorska and Istra in the light of social and political development from the period of enlightened absolutism to the current European integrational processes. The area is considered one of the most distinct European frontier and juncture regions, since a boundary between three European entities, i.e. Romance, Germanic and Slav, was established in it. At the same time, the Adriatic and Central Europe meet in this geostrategic region, while some of its natural districts, such as Alpine and sub-Alpine valleys, the Classical Karst, the Vipava valley, the Friuli plains, the littoral belts of Trieste and Istra and the inner Istra, act as dividing lines that through centuries conditioned the dichotomy between the continental and the Mediterranean reality, between mountainous and lowland countrysides, between towns and provinces. In the entire historical perspective, the above mentioned suppositions have made this region, in one respect, a margin, a border that has to be defended from neighbours and on which economic, cultural, national and military battles are waged, and, in other respect, a place of meetings, interactions of diverseness, mutual exchange, enrichment and maturing.The project wishes to expose the problems and aspects of the area's frontier and juncture character, as occurring through various historical phases from the mid-eighteenth century to the threshold of the third millennium. It is to focus on two basic topical segments, i.e. on the segment of the national-political functioning and on the segment of social structures. In the first instance it is to devote its attention to the development of various national and political movements and to the Slovene-Croatian-Italian relations in Istra from the period known as Spring of the Nations to the end of World War I. It will further deal with social and political life in view of the historical turning points in the second half of the 20th century, with a special emphasis on the role of the Slovene minority in Italy, as of a mediatory element between Italy and Yugoslavia. The social-historical part will be concerned with the complexities of the inhabitants from the aspect of demographic development, socio-economic and cultural-anthropological changes as well as from the aspect of ethnic structure. The main emphases will be on the processes of urbanisation, redistribution of inhabitants, social and cultural-anthropological problems in view of the transition from rural to urban environments, the population policy and politically/nationally conditioned migrations.
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