9780230607736

Railways and the Western European Capitals Studies of Implantation in London, Paris, Berlin, and Brussels

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230607736

  • ISBN10:

    023060773X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

"London, Paris, Berlin, and Brussels were first among European capitals to construct railway lines in the 1830s. This study compares not the cities themselves but rather the ways in which the development and implementation of railways varied among them, shedding light on the role of rail systems in the more general context of historical and urban studies."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Micheline Nilsen is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Indiana, South Bend.

Table of Contents

Railways and Cities
London: Wedges into the Slums
London: The Euston Road Terminals
Paris
Haussmann, the Railways and the New Gates to the City
Paris: Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est
The Strategic Role of Railways
Berlin and Its Railways: Strategy First
Brussels' "Jonction Nord-Midi," the Scar in the Body of the City
Brussels' "Jonction" as the Heartvalve of a Commuting Workforce
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