Volume 25, Issue 3-5, September 2021
A FORGOTTEN TRIBUTARY OF THE DANUBE – THE VAJAS RIVER
Authors: István Pánya
Abstract: During the examination of the historical geography of the Danube-Tisza Interfluve, the reconstruction of the medieval landscape was carried out, within which the channel conditions of the main watercourses were sketched. The Vajas River is assumed to be the most important medieval tributary of the Danube. It can be located based on historical maps, medieval and modern written sources. During the research, it turned out – based on our sources so far – that there was no tributary called Vajas on the right bank of the Danube. Only the tributaries/branches on the left bank of the river were called Vajas. The Vajas River was not uniform but consisted of at least four sections in an area of about 140 km from Kalocsa to Plavna.
Keywords: medieval Danube; Vajas River; medieval environment; historical geography
Received: February 12, 2021 | Revised: April 06, 2021 | Accepted: April 09, 2021