• Constructing iron Europe

    transnationalism and railways in the Interbellum

  • Irene Anastasiadou

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Most conventional histories look at railways as a means for the construction of nation states and empires. Recently, historiography has pointed out the importance of looking at technological developments and more specifically infrastructures at a transnational scale. This will lead to better insights on the history of modern Europe in general, and European integration more specifically. The author of this insightful study shows how during the interwar years, railways were seen as instruments of building a transnational European community. She examines projects for the construction of a railway infrastructure and negotiations on technical standards while exploring the co-construction of the national and the European in the period between the two world wars
extent:275 pages