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Author Schipper, Frank
Title Driving Europe : Building Europe on Roads in the Twentieth Century (Technology and Europe History) (Volume 3)
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2009
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Series Technology and European History Ser
Technology and European History Ser
Note Intro -- Driving Europe -- Foundation for the History of Technology & Aksant Academic Publishers Technology and European History Series -- Acknowledgments -- Table of contents -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Setting the stage - The dawn of the spirit of Geneva, 1898-1921 -- Chapter 3: Roads to Europe - Albert Thomas' European public works, 1929-1937 -- Chapter 4: Driving Europe - The League of Nations Road Committee, 1921-1938 -- Chapter 5: Setting the stage - The parade of organizations,1942-1953 -- Chapter 6: Roads to Europe - The E-road network,1950-2007 -- Chapter 7: Driving Europe - The operation of Europe's roads, 1949-1960 -- Chapter 8: Conclusion -- Chapter 9: Epilogue - all quiet in Brussels? -- Bibliography -- Summary -- List of abbreviations -- List of tables and figures
Today we can hardly imagine life in Europe without roads and the automobiles that move people and goods around. In fact, the vast majority of movement in Europe takes place on the road. Travelers use the car to explore parts of the continent on their holidays, and goods travel large distances to reach consumers. Indeed, the twentieth century has deservedly been characteried as the century of the car. The situation looked very different around 1900. People crossing national borders by car encountered multiple hurdles on their way. Technically, they imported their vehicle into a neighboring country and had to pay astronomic import duties. Often they needed to pass a driving test in each country they visited. Early on, automobile and touring clubs sought to make life easier for traveling motorists. International negotiations tackled the problems arising from differing regulations. The resulting volume describes everything from the standardied traffic signs that saved human lives on the road to the Europabus taking tourists from Stockholm to Rome in the 1950s. Driving Europe offers a highly original portrait of a Europe built on roads in the course of the twentieth century
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Schipper, Frank Driving Europe : Building Europe on Roads in the Twentieth Century (Technology and Europe History) (Volume 3) Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press,c2009 9789052603087
Subject Roads -- Europe -- History.;Europe -- History -- 20th century
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