A new European History

Making Europe: Technology and Transformations, 1850-2000
The 6-Volume Set, fully illustrated.

Series editors: Johan Schot – Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
& Phil Scranton – Rutgers University, USA

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Who, indeed, built Europe? Entrepreneurs and engineers? Politicians and scientists? Consumers and activists? Making Europe tells the story in 6 richly illustrated volumes. Starting more than 150 years ago, this series charts the people and ideas, the goods and technologies that spread between countries— and between continents. Making Europe reveals the history of:

Day-to-day practices, from drinking milk to commanding wind power
– Powerful infrastructures, from the railroads to the Internet
Knowledge networks, from CERN to the European Space Agency


Praise for Making Europe:

"Making Europe represents a triumph of European scholarship and sets a new standard for the history of technology. With elegance and brilliance, it integrates the politics, the economics, the thinking and the daily lives of a turbulent century across a much-divided continent."

- Robert Bud, The Science Museum, London


“Making Europe is an ambitious project. It is a nuanced and fascinating account of Europe’s struggles and achievements”

- Karin Zachman, Munich Center for Technology in Society, Germany


“An enormous achievement. Making Europe brings together the research of key historians—a team of 150 people in all. This is the story of Europe’s unification, told in lucid, accessible prose.”

- Historian Paul N. Edwards, University of Michigan

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