Title: První staletí evropských topografických a historickogeografických prací
The first centuries of European topographical and historical geographic works
Source document: Studia historica Brunensia. 2021, vol. 68, iss. 1, pp. 31-52
ISSN1803-7429 (print)2336-4513 (online)
In historical sources, the perception of landscapes reflects a struggle for existence, power and control of the space, man's creative activity, his thinking, and his ideas. The projection of a picture of the landscape into a wide range of sources documents the changing image of the landscapes with the goal of passing it on to future generations. At the same time, the descriptions of individual lands and regions expanded the contemporary geographical horizon. The presented text concentrates on selected written narrative materials from the European late Middle Ages and early modern period that can be characterized as topographical and historical geographic sources.