FROM VADU SACALELOR TO PARIS – A HISTORY WRITTEN ON THE STREETS

Violeta PUȘCAȘU

Abstract


The present paper subscribes to the line of research on urban dynamics at Lower Danube. Its objective is to underline the historical phases of the city of Galați and the stages of its territorial expansion by highlighting the relation between street names and its meaning. The result of the study revealed a certain connection between odonyms and the ages of the neighbourhoods, which allowed the identification of three distinct area (the centre and the valley of the city, belonging to the pre-modern and modern time, the series of neighbourhoods built during the socialist age and the new residential areas placed at the fringe of the city. In each of these, a nucleus of specific urbanonyms was identified, a reflex of the socio-political and economic traits of the age when the neighbourhoods were built. The endeavour emphasizes the double value of the odonyms: the functional one, of localization, and the symbolic, of expressing the political power.


Keywords


street, odonym, evolution, territory, Galati

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15551/scigeo.v61i1.356

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