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Author Janáč, Jiří

Title European coasts of Bohemia : negotiating the Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal in a troubled twentieth century / Jiří Janáč
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (273 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Amsterdam University Press - Technology and European History ; v. 9
Amsterdam University Press - Technology and European History
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Mittel-Europeanization on waterways -- 3. Canal as artery for Nazi expansion -- 4. Linking the Soviet Volga ; not the Rhine! -- 5. Mastering three seas -- 6. Conclusion
1. Introduction -- Infrastructure Historiography -- Canal as a Laboratory of Europe -- 2. Mittel-Europeanization on Waterways -- On Mittel-Europeanization -- Building Mitteleuropa on Waterways before Versailles -- De-Austrianization: Shaping the Czechoslovak State -- Mittel-Europeanization beyond the State? -- 3. Canal as Artery for Nazi Expansion -- On Nazification -- Constructing the Grossraum -- From Grand Opening to Inauspicious End -- 4. Linking the Soviet Volga; not the Rhine! -- On Sovietization -- Projecting a Soviet Canal -- Sovietization "Beyond the State" -- The Final Plan -- 5. Mastering Three Seas -- On Europeanization -- Across the Curtain -- Europeanization of the Canal Design -- Canalizing Europe -- 6. Conclusion
Summary The Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal promised to create an integrated waterway system across Europe, linking Black Sea ports to Atlantic markets and giving landlocked Czech nation its own connections to the ocean. The fascinating history of this never-completed project, European Coasts of Bohemia tells the story of the experts who confronted and contributed to different and often conflicting geopolitical visions of Europe. Jíra Janác shows how the canal-backers adapted themselves to various political developments, such as the break-up of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and the integration into the Soviet
Analysis Geschiedenis
History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Canals -- Czech Republic -- Bohemia -- History
Canals -- Danube River -- History
Canals -- Oder River -- History
Canals -- Elbe River (Czech Republic and Germany) -- History
History: specific events and topics.
Industrialisation and industrial history.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
HISTORY -- General.
Czech Republic -- Bohemia.
Danube River.
Europe -- Elbe River.
Europe -- Oder River.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789048518128