Disaster Ahead: How Danube Floods Created Telegraph Networks

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  • Michael Neundlinger Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adria-University, Austria

Abstract

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, massive floods regularly threatened cities and settlements along the Danube River. The introduction of wide-reaching telegraph networks enabled Habsburg authorities in Vienna to protect the most important city of the empire.

Author Biography

Michael Neundlinger, Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adria-University, Austria

Michael Neundlinger studied social anthropology and history at the University of Vienna. In 2010 he completed his MA in Social Ecology and Environmental History at the University of Klagenfurt. Currently, Neundlinger is interested in the Environmental History of the Danube, Urban Environmental History of Vienna and city-river-relations in Early Modern Times.

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Published

2012-07-05

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