Az európai és a magyar politikai tér átrendeződésének történeti földrajzi összefüggései, 950-1935: (Halász Albert (1890-1945) úttörő tevékenysége)

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Hajdú, Zoltán
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The study presents how the chemical engineer and economic statistician Albert Halász mapped the historicaI geographical processes. Oue to his connections, extensive knowledge of foreign languages and travels, Albert Halász acquired almost ali historicaI atlases (scientific and educational) published in Europe. (His efforts to create a comprehensive overview were reflected in the fact that he used and referred to soviet atlases as well.) Halász regarded the area of continental Europe as a start ing point (he did not investigated and mapped the British Isles and Scandinavia), but he was primarily interested in the processes of Central Europe. He mapped historicaI poIiticaI divisions on tracing paper and there was always the base map of the physical geography of Europe underneath. Halász clearly saw that totally different political divisions followed each other in the same physical geographical environment, thus he could not be a follower of geographical determinism. He soon realized that different spatial and border configurations emerged in the same year. He had to decide (he made compromises) which atlas was 'correct' for the mapping of a particular area.
Halász Albert (1890-1945) , politikai tér - Magyarország , történeti földrajz , életrajzi portré
Történeti Földrajzi Közlemények (ISSN: 2064-390X) 3: (1) pp. 13-19. (2015)