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Călători şi carantine în Transilvania, în perioada Vormärzului şi a revoluţiei de la 1848
Travellers and quarantines in Transylvania in the period of the Vormärz and of the 1848 revolution

Author(s): Grigore Ploeşteanu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane Gheorghe Şincai al Academiei Române
Keywords: quarantine system; Habsburg Monarchy; 1848 Revolution

Summary/Abstract: My paper tries to present the foundation of the quarantine system and, mostly, the way they hindered the achievement of travels in the period before the 1848 Revolution. At the middle of the 18th century, during the reign of Maria Teresa, the Austrian authorities founded and installed a military sanitary cordon at the border of the Hapsburg Monarchy with the Ottoman Empire and the countries that were their vassals. It stretched from Dalmatia to Galitia in the aim of assuring a rigorous protection of the South-Eastern frontier of the empire, under the guise of a protection against fatal diseases coming from the Ottoman Empire. In fact, it had mercantile reasons against concurrency.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 58-63
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian