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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.

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2012.

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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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Language English.
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.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Canals -- Czech Republic -- Bohemia -- History.
Canals -- Danube River -- History.
Canals -- Oder River -- History.
Canals -- Elbe River (Czech Republic and Germany) -- History.
Indexed Term Geschiedenis
History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Janáč, Jiři. European coasts of Bohemia. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2012 9789089645012 (OCoLC)824151462
ISBN 9789048518128 (electronic bk.)
9048518121 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_439096