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Description: Germany and the Ottoman Railways: Art, Empire, and Infrastructure
After politics, geography is the most obvious context shaping the railways. An aphorism repeated by Alexander von Humboldt, the great German geographer, drives this point home: we can only understand the world, and hence what we do in it, through close physical inspection. In theory, this tenet renders all places and all people equal parts of an undifferentiated global space. This idea drove much...
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