Some weather events from the 14th century
By A. Kiss
Acta Climatologica et Chorologica, Vol.30 (1996) and Vol.32-33 (1999)
Part 1: This paper discusses the different kinds of allusions to weather events which can be found in various 14th century written sources in Hungary, eg. data referring to the floods of different rives, water levels, precipitation etc. In lack of narrative sources (annals, chronicles, etc.) Hungarian references to other events are restricted to different charters. Until recently in Hungary no comprehensive attempts have been made to collect and analyse such data from the 14th century charters, yet.
Part 2: The aim of this study is to provide more evidence for a possible climatic reconstruction of the Hungarian Kingdom in the period of 1301-87, on an increased database of fifty, mainly contemporary sources. Another goal is to present the European, but especially the Central-European conditions at the same time in order to find some parallels between the European database and the data referring to the areas of the former Hungarian Kingdom.