Magyar helynevek olasz térképeken és útleírásokban

  • BARBARA DOMÁNY ELTE Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem


The appearance of the toponyms of the Carpathian Basin in Italian sources


The paper examines how the toponyms of the Carpathian Basin (mostly those of Hungary) appear in 20th- and 21st-century Italian sources, such as maps, atlases, travel guides and journey books. The author also discusses the translation strategies for proper names and shows how important historical events appear in naming practices. How the differences in the geographical features and the divergence of the administrative divisions of Hungary and Italy can create confusion in the translation of the toponyms is also shown. The author then presents how the fact that Hungary was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy influenced the practice of name giving in the period under discussion, and later. After examining 67 sources, the author prepared a dictionary containing 69 Hungarian toponyms and their Italian equivalents as used in the past and the present day.

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