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The Environmental Legacy of War on the Hungarian-Ottoman Frontier, c. 1540-1690

290 pages
Amsterdam University Press
This book is the first monographic attempt to follow the environmental changes that took place in the frontier zone of the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. On the one hand, it looks at how the Ottoman–Hungarian wars affected the landscapes of the Carpathian Basin – specifically, the frontier zone. On the other hand, it examines how the environment was used in the military tactics of the opposing realms. By taking into consideration both perspectives, this book intends to pursue the dynamic interplay between war, environment, and local society in the early modern period.
Author Bio
András Vadas is an Assistant Professor of Medieval History at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) from where he holds a PhD in early modern history. He holds a second doctorate in medieval history from the Central European University (2020). His research interest is the environmental and economic history of the Middle Ages and the early modern period. His works discuss the problem of the environmental change brought about by military activities in the Carpathian Basin as well as mills and milling in medieval Hungary. He co-edited volumes with Brill (Medieval Buda in Context and The Economy of Medieval Hungary) and with Routledge (The Medieval Networks in East Central Europe Commerce, Contacts, Communication) as well as numerous studies published in peer-reviewed journals (Global Environment, Water History, City and History, Hungarian Historical Review, etc.).