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The Territoriality of Railway Travel

  • Zef M. Segal
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Abstract

German society in the mid-nineteenth century had become extremely mobile; people moved from place to place by foot, horses, postal carriages, ships, and trains, in increasing quantities. Chapter 9 examines railway journeys in order to interpret the boundaries of travel in the German world. The analysis of statistical travel data reveals a self-proclaimed social boundary, which limits the directions of movement and its range. This chapter continues to develop the question of state territorial legitimacy, but complements it with a discussion of regional divisions.

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  • Zef M. Segal
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  1. 1.Open University of IsraelRa’ananaIsrael

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