GERMANY AND THE OTTOMAN RAILWAYS
Art, Empire and Infrastructure

PETER H CHRISTENSEN
216pp 143 ILLUS & MAPS (77 COLOUR) 2017 LIST PRICE: £55.00 HC77

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The complex political and cultural relationship between the German state and the Ottoman Empire is explored through the lens of the Ottoman Railway network, its architecture and material culture. With lines extending from Bosnia to Baghdad to Medina, the Ottoman Railway Network (1868-1919) was the pride of the empire and its ultimate emblem of modernisation -- yet it was largely designed and bankrolled by German corporations, which sought influence in the Near East, including access to archaeological sites. At the same time, Ottoman leaders urgently pursued imperial consolidation. This book explores the impact of these political agendas as well as the railways’ impact on the built environment.