- "The Wanderings of Journeymen from Slovakia"
Journeymen from Slovak towns wandered in different areas, based on their own town's location, size, and importance as an artisan center, and also on their particular craft. There are significant differences in the sizes and locations of the areas in which journeymen from Bratislava, Trnava, and Kos~ice wandered in the 19th century.
The wanderings of journeymen from Trnava took them to the towns of western Slovakia, Moravia, Bohemia, Upper and Lower Austria, Steiermark < http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.maps-of-austria.co.uk/images/steiermark-map.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.maps-of-austria.co.uk/map-of-steiermark.htm&h=566&w=602&sz=47&tbnid=NyNvF6q2X6esJM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsteiermark&zoom=1&q=steiermark&hl=en&usg=__Zhz0UlqsGpQ6r6s6caK_EFZlGF4=&sa=X&ei=aWe3TL_WFMP58AbGnM2SCg&sqi=2&ved=0CCgQ9QEwAQ >,
and the Transdanubian part of Hungary. These territories make up the core of the area on whose peripheries were Silesia, Saxony, Croatia, and Transylvania, places where journeymen wandered less often.
The wandering area of journeymen who came from Bratislava and who were educated in the guilds of Bratislava was larger. It took in western Slovakia, Upper and Lower Austria, Steiermark, Ka:rnten, Salzburg, Tyrol, and Switzerland. In Germany it included Bayern, Wurtemberg, Baden, Thurn, the Rhine River region, Hessen, and Saxony.
In Hungary it mainly covered the Transdanubian region and Vojvodina. The periphery of the wandering area of journeymen from Bratislava was formed by France, northern Italy, Transylvania, eastern Slovakia, Lower Saxony, Western Pomerania (Vorpommern) < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Deutschland_Lage_von_Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.svg >,
Prussia < http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/growth_of_prussia_1600_1795.gif&imgrefurl=http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Prussian_army.htm&h=297&w=356&sz=7&tbnid=YLNu4QnG7S_ruM:&tbnh=101&tbnw=121&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dprussia&zoom=1&q=prussia&hl=en&usg=__UT_00LM_ljTym8yNjAJdXTL8WBE=&sa=X&ei=R2m3TKevA8L78AaQ5dSlCg&sqi=2&ved=0CDYQ9QEwAw >, and Mecklenburg < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecklenburg >.
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