European Coasts of Bohemia
Title
European Coasts of Bohemia
Subtitle
Negotiating the Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal in a Troubled Twentieth Century
Price
€ 46,95
ISBN
9789089645012
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
274
Language
English
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Dimensions
17 x 24 cm
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European Coasts of Bohemia - 2 Acknowledgements - 6 Table of Contents - 8 Chapter 1 Introduction - 10 Chapter 2 Mittel-Europeanization on Waterways - 28 Chapter 3 Canal as Artery for Nazi Expansion - 86 Chapter 4 Linking the Soviet Volga; not the Rhine! - 132 Chapter 5 Mastering Three Seas - 182 Chapter 6 Conclusion - 236 Annex 1 List of Barge Types - 246 Bibliography - 248 List of Abbreviations - 270 Summary - 272

Jirí Janác

European Coasts of Bohemia

Negotiating the Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal in a Troubled Twentieth Century

The Danube–Oder–Elbe Canal attracted a great deal of attention throughout the twentieth century. Its promoters, The Danube–Oder–Elbe Canal, attracted a great deal of attention throughout the twentieth century and defined it as a tool for integrating a divided Europe. Although the canal was situated almost exclusively on Czech territory, it promised to create an integrated waterway system across the Continent that would link Black Sea ports to Atlantic markets. In return, the landlocked Czechoslovakian state would have its own connections to the sea. Today, the canal is an important building block of the European Agreement on Main Inland Waterways.
This book provides a fascinating story of the experts who confronted and contributed to different and often conflicting geopolitical visions of Europe. The canal was never completed, yet what is more remarkable is the fact that the canal remained on various agendas and attracted vast resources throughout the twentieth century.
Author

Jirí Janác

Jirí Janác works at the Institute of World History at Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic.