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The Territoriality of Railway Travel

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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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Fig. 9.1

(Created by author. Source Deutsche Eisenbahn Statistik 1856 and 1865)

Fig. 9.2

(Created by author. Source Deutsche Eisenbahn Statistik 1850 and 1865)

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Segal, Z.M. (2019). The Territoriality of Railway Travel. In: The Political Fragmentation of Germany. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19827-5_9

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