Cvijić’s civilization zones, longitudinal and transversal roads as a base of contemporary cultural routes

Terzić, Aleksandra and Angelkova, Tanja and Petrović, Marko (2018) Cvijić’s civilization zones, longitudinal and transversal roads as a base of contemporary cultural routes. In: The Balkan Peninsula of Jovan Cvijić, 29-30 Oct 2018, Belgrade, Serbia.

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Cvijić’s observations concerning the problems of the geopolitical and socio-economic
position of the Balkans, with particular emphasis on regional ties with the West and East,
transversal and longitudinal roads, civilization zones, ethnological and psychological
characteristics of the people, migration movements, etc. are even now of exceptional value and can
be used for the explanation of contemporary issues in society. Herewith, we will try to indicate
that the considerations on the importance of the cultural exchange, civilizational impacts and
cultural transmission roads are present and discussed in the book La péninsule balkanique —
géographie humaine (Balkan Peninsula: human geography) of Jovan Cvijić. We also indicate that
in a certain way, he gave the basis for defining contemporary cultural routes of South East Europe
(the Balkans). In particular, comparative analysis of the distribution of Cvijić’s civilization zones
and transversal and longitudinal roads through which different civilizations made their impact with
recently created Cultural corridors of South East Europe, some direct parallels can be extracted
and commented. Furthermore, some issues related to the process of thematically defining and the
inclusion of countries and certain historic sites to the cultural routes are also discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Tanja Angelkova
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 12:49
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 12:49

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