Fiume Lectures III.: The Economic History of Fiume - Márton Pelles
The history of Fiume as a Hungarian port town presented from the Hungarian point of view, which says the city was rightfully part of the Hungarian state between 1779 and 1918.
The moment when Maria Theresa gave the city to Hungary was based on economic calculations, because when the new roads were built in 1771, in the trade of Fiume the majority of the goods were coming from Hungary. However, the legal connection was formed, an economical modernization of the port was needed. This started after the Austro-Hungarian and Hungarian-Croatian compromises in 1867-1868.
The presentation summarizes the development of transport infrastructure, industry, and trade and how sea navigation companies, and with them the importance of Fiume grew in the second half of the 19th century.