Constructing Iron Europe

Transnationalism and Railways in the Interbellum

Irene Anastasiadou

Irene Anastasiadou

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

276 pages | 3 color plates, 34 halftones | 6 3/5 x 9 2/5
Paper $49.95 ISBN: 9789052603926 Will Publish January 2015 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Although the years between the world wars were ones of diplomatic tension in Europe, they also saw the construction of countless miles of international railroads on the continent. In Constructing Iron Europe, Irene Anastasiadou examines this era of railroad building and argues that, contrary to most conventional histories—which view railroad building as an aspect of nation- or empire-building—the construction in this era was deliberately transnational, and ultimately aimed at tightening links between nations and constructing a closer-knit European community.
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