Wine and land use in Nagymaros, Norhern Hungary : a case study from the Danube bend

Kiss, Andrea: Wine and land use in Nagymaros, Norhern Hungary : a case study from the Danube bend. In: Acta climatologica, (38-39). pp. 97-109. (2005)

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In this study, the possible impacts of wine cultivation on landscape and land-use changes in Nagymaros is discussed with special consideration on the spatial extension of cultivation in the area of the endangered steep southern hillslopes of former vine cultivation. Primary importance of wine production can be proved from early 14th centuries, but the first direct evidence for the description of extensive vineyards in the landscape comes from the early 16th century. Decline can be detected from the late 16th century to the late 17th and early 18th centuries. By the end of the 18th century, vineyards in southern top-hill regions reached probably their greatest extent. Caused by the phyloxera disease, greatest landscape changes occurred at the end of the 19th century when hill-slope vineyards were almost entirely destroyed. Due to diseases and several other, mainly socioeconomic reasons, wine production today has minor or practically no importance while other functions, such as fruit and grape production and then tourism, had growing impact on the landscape, while traces of former cultivation were destroyed or are still lying hidden on the reforested hillslopes.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta climatologica
Date: 2005
Volume: 38-39
ISSN: 0563-0614
Page Range: pp. 97-109
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nagymaros, Földrajztudomány, Agrártudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 107-109.; Összefoglalás; Summary
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 14:10
Last Modified: 2018. Jun. 04. 13:00

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