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dc.contributor.authorJanác, Jíra
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2013-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2019-12-10 14:46:32
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T15:08:17Z
dc.identifier439096
dc.identifierOCN: 834604353
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/34271
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/33121
dc.description.abstractThe Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal attracted a great deal of attention throughout the twentieth century. Its promoters, The Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal, attracted a great deal of attention throughout the twentieth century and defined it as a tool for integrating a divided Europe. Although the canal was situated almost exclusively on Czech territory, it promised to create an integrated waterway system across the Continent that would link Black Sea ports to Atlantic markets. In return, the landlocked Czechoslovakian state would have its own connections to the sea. Today, the canal is an important building block of the European Agreement on Main Inland Waterways. This book explains the crucial role that experts played in aligning national and transnational interests and infrastructure developments. It builds on recent investigations into the hidden integration of Europe as an outcome of transnational networking, system-building, and infrastructure development. The book analyzes the emergence of a transnational waterway expert network that continued to push for the development of the canal despite unfavorable political circumstances. The book shows how the experts adapted themselves to various political developments, such as the break-up of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, the rise of the Third Reich, and integration into the Soviet Bloc, while still managing to keep the Canal project on the map. This book provides a fascinating story of the experts who confronted and contributed to different and often conflicting geopolitical visions of Europe. The canal was never completed, yet what is more remarkable is the fact that the canal remained on various agendas and attracted vast resources throughout the twentieth century.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnology and European History Series
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTK Industrialisation & industrial history
dc.subject.othergeschiedenis
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.othergeography
dc.subject.otherand auxiliary disciplines
dc.subject.otherComecon
dc.subject.otherCzechoslovakia
dc.subject.otherDanube
dc.subject.otherElbe
dc.subject.otherOder
dc.subject.otherUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe
dc.subject.otherUnited States Department of Energy
dc.subject.otherWaterway
dc.titleEuropean Coasts of Bohemia
dc.title.alternativeNegotiating the Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal in a Troubled Twentieth Century
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_439096
oapen.relation.isPublishedByde2ecbe7-1037-4e96-8c3a-5a842d921e04
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameAmsterdam University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitewww.aup.nl
oapen.pages274


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