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Author Moraglio, Massimo, author.

Uniform Title Storia delle prime autostrade italiane (1922-1943). English
Title Driving modernity : technology, experts, politics, and fascist motorways, 1922-1943 / Massimo Moraglio ; translated from Italian by Erin O'Loughlin.

Publication Info. New York : Berghahn Books, [2017]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 194 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer n rdamedia
online resource nc rdacarrier
Series Explorations in mobility ; volume 3
Explorations in mobility ; v. 3.
Note "Originally published: Storia delle prime autostrade italiane (1922-1943) in 2007 by Nuova Trauben Edizioni, Turin."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-189) and index.
Summary On March 26th, 1923, in a formal ceremony, construction of the Milan-Alpine Lakes autostrada officially began, the preliminary step toward what would become the first European motorway. That Benito Mussolini himself participated in the festivities indicates just how important the project was to Italian Fascism. This book recounts the twisting fortunes of the autostrada, which--alongside railways, aviation, and other forms of mobility--Italian authorities hoped would spread an ideology of technological nationalism. It explains how Italy ultimately failed to realize its mammoth infrastructural vision, addressing the political and social conditions that made a coherent plan of development impossible.
Note Print version record.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Access Available to authorized users for learning, teaching, and research purposes.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Contents Introduction -- chapter 1. The roads before motorways -- chapter 2. 1922: the motorway from Milan to the Prealpine Lakes -- chapter 3. Motorway mania in Italy in the 1920s -- chapter 4. The ordinary roads problem -- chapter 5. From the Pedemontana project to the Construction Suspension -- chapter 6. A case study: the Turin-Milan motorway -- chapter 7. The 1930s: the European utopia and the nationalist fulfilment -- chapter 8. The bankruptcy and legacy of the motorways -- Conclusion.
Subject Puricelli, Piero.
Puricelli, Piero. (OCoLC)fst01986923
Express highways -- Italy -- History.
Express highways -- Economic aspects -- Italy -- History.
Transportation and state -- Italy -- History.
Italy -- Politics and government -- 1922-1945.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Politics and government.
Political ideologies.
Fascism and Nazism.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Italy.
Express highways. (OCoLC)fst00918809
Express highways -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00918832
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Transportation and state. (OCoLC)fst01155244
Italy. (OCoLC)fst01204565
Chronological Term 1922-1945
Indexed Term History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author O'Loughlin, Erin, translator.
Other Form: Print version: Moraglio, Massimo. Storia delle prime autostrade italiane (1922-1943). English. Driving modernity 9781785334498 (DLC) 2016053583 (OCoLC)972534002
ISBN 9781785334504 (electronic bk.)
1785334506 (electronic bk.)
9781785334726 (electronic bk.)
1785334727 (electronic bk.)
9781785334498 (hardback ; alk. paper)
1785334492 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000059593192
GBVCP 1014944880
GBVCP 1030561192
UKMGB 018860094

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