How can infrastructures divide and unite people and places at the same time? How were they beneficial for supplying food, or used for waging wars on scales yet unknown?
Europe's Infrastructure Transition reframes the conflicted story of modern European history by taking material networks as its point of departure. Appealingly, the authors include our natural world as well. You will find out about the priorities set and the choices made in constructing transnational infrastructure connections - within and beyond the continent. Moreover, the book introduces an alternative set of historically-key individuals, organizations, and companies in the making of modern Europe and analyzes roads both taken and ignored.