Conventional histories portray the development of railway infrastructures as a tool to build empires and nation states. Recent scholarship however, has stressed the importance of a transnational perspective beyond an exclusive focus on the nation state. The new perspective enriches both the history of modern Europe and European integration. Constructing Iron Europe demonstrates how during the interwar years key players saw railroads as instruments for building a transnational European community. Based on new archival research, Anastasiadou not only sheds light on patterns of internationalization of railways, but also explores the co-construction of the national and the European in the case of the Greek railways in the Interbellum period. Foundation for the History of Technology & Amsterdam University Press Technology and European History Series (TEHS)
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Constructing Iron Europe - 2[-]Acknowledgements - 6[-]Table of Contents - 8[-]Abbreviations - 10[-]1. Introduction - 12[-]2. Europe in Crisis and Railway Visions - 34[-]3. Shifting Railway Regime - 98[-]4. European Integration, European Fragmentation - 154[-]5. Constructing the National, Constructing the European: Greece - 202[-]6. Uncovering Railway Europe - 244[-]Bibliography - 256[-]Summary - 268[-]Curriculum Vitae - 270[-]Appendix I Timeline of Conferences and Conventions held in the early years after the war, concerning railways - 272[-]Appendix II Schedule of International Expresses in the 1930s - 275[-]Appendix III List of Illustrations - 276