Railways and the Formation of the Italian State in the Nineteenth Century

Railways and the Formation of the Italian State in the Nineteenth Century

by Albert Schram
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521571596

ISBN-13: 9780521571593

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book relates the history of Italian railways and their relation with the Italian state from the 1840s, when the first lines were constructed, until nationalization in 1905. The effects of railway legislation are assessed, and various socio-economic indicators for the Italian regions are analyzed. It is shown that railways contributed little to the economic

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Overview

This book relates the history of Italian railways and their relation with the Italian state from the 1840s, when the first lines were constructed, until nationalization in 1905. The effects of railway legislation are assessed, and various socio-economic indicators for the Italian regions are analyzed. It is shown that railways contributed little to the economic unification of Italy, and that any positive effects were felt mostly in the twentieth century. During the nineteenth century and the process of unification, it is argued that railways had a pernicious and divisive influence on Italian political life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521571593
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. The history of railways; 2. Railways and the Italian state in the nineteenth century; 3. Railway building in Italy; 4. Railway traffic; 5. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

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