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Iron Landscapes: National Space and the Railways in Interwar Czechoslovakia
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Iron Landscapes: National Space and the Railways in Interwar Czechoslovakia (Hardback)

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Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the newly formed country of Czechoslovakia built an ambitious national rail network out of what remained of the obsolete Habsburg system. While conceived as a means of knitting together a young and ethnically diverse nation-state, these railways were by their very nature a transnational phenomenon, and as such they simultaneously articulated and embodied a distinctive Czechoslovak cosmopolitanism. Drawing on evidence ranging from government documents to newsreels to train timetables, Iron Landscapes gives a nuanced account of how planners and authorities balanced these two imperatives, bringing the cultural history of infrastructure into dialogue with the spatial history of Central Europe.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsIndustrialisation & industrial historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyTransportTrains & railways: general interest Publisher: Berghahn Books Publication Date: 02/07/2021 ISBN-13: 9781789207767  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Felix Jeschke is a historian at the University of Munich. He holds a doctorate in modern history from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.

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