research data . Dataset . 2021

Viabundus map of premodern European transport and mobility

Holterman, Bart; Dengg, Maria Carina; Maartje, A.B.; Andersen, Kasper H.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 19 Apr 2021
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
Viabundus.eu is a freely accessible online street map of late medieval and early modern northern Europe (1350-1650). Originally conceived as the digitisation of Friedrich Bruns and Hugo Weczerka's Hansische Handelsstraßen (1962) atlas of land roads in the Hanseatic area, the Viabundus map moves beyond that. It includes among others: a database with information about settlements, towns, tolls, staple markets and other information relevant for the pre-modern traveller; a route calculator; a calendar of fairs; and additional land routes as well as water ways. Viabundus is a work in progress. Version 1.0, released on 19 April 2021, contains a rough digitisation of t...
Subjects
free text keywords: premodern Europe, mobility, geographical information systems (GIS), historical geography, economic history, Middle Ages, early modern period, premodern Europe; mobility; geographical information systems (GIS); historical geography; economic history; Middle Ages; early modern period
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