List of illustrations

  • State visit to Jerusalem of Wilhelm II of Germany. Emperor and Empress at Mosque of Omar (Dome of the Rock)
  • Map showing the railway and border between Turkey and Syria at Kobani
  • Design for the First Great German Railway Network
  • Announcement of the completion of the Eskişehir-Ankara line
  • Cover with a satirical view of railway construction
  • Cover with a satirical view of railway construction
  • View of a German locomotive being transported across the Bosphorus
  • Indian prisoners of war working on the Baghdad Railway
  • View across a damaged railway intersection at Muslimie
  • Map of the Geodetic Areas of Interest to the Central Powers
  • View of Sarajevo
  • View of the Sinan Tekija
  • View of a railway bridge in Bosnia
  • Depiction of an Ottoman geography classroom
  • View of Hejaz Railway station under construction
  • View of Hejaz Railway workshop
  • View of Sirkeci station
  • The Railroad Station of Haydarpaşa / Lieutenant Colonel of the General Staff, Ali Rıza Bey
  • Battle of Domokos
  • Railway Attendant of the Anatolian Railway
  • Railway Track along the Gulf of Izmit
  • Karasu Gorge
  • Fellow in Bilecik
  • Meerschaum Dealer
  • Meerschaum Production in Eskişehir
  • Gesellschaft für den Bau von Eisenbahnen in der Türkei
  • View of a railway bridge under construction
  • Wartime photos of the Ottoman railways
  • Regarding the Cartography of East Africans (Part 1)
  • Regarding the Cartography of East Africans (Part 2)
  • Map of projected railway lines spanning the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf
  • Map of projected railway lines spanning the Mediterranean to Baghdad
  • Plan of Baghdad
  • Plan of Kirkuk and environs
  • Plan of Mosul and environs
  • Study of Zakho and environs
  • Urban studies folio depicting (from left) Antakya, Aleppo, Gaziantep, Birecik, Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, and Mardin
  • Map of Antakya
  • Map of Aleppo
  • Map of Birecik
  • Map of Mardin
  • Map of Gaziantep
  • Map of Iskenderun
  • Map of projected railway lines on Istanbul's Asian shore
  • Map of Baghdad, Kirkuk, and environs
  • Geological and ethnographic maps of the northern Levant
  • Plan of Baghdad and environs
  • Elevation view of Baghdad and environs
  • Map of the Hejaz Railway with projected line to Mecca
  • Foreword from a report by the German Archaeological Institute
  • View of excavation of Tumulus B at Gordium
  • View of the İnce Minareli Madrasa, Konya
  • View of the Aya Sofia, Konya
  • Phyrgian Lions in the Courtyard of the Kal-Han[e] in Konya
  • Phrygian and classical sculptural reliefs at the Bedestan, Konya
  • View of Sultan Han, Aksaray
  • View of Midas monument at Yazılıkaya near Eskişehir
  • Sketch map of the Hejaz Railway and the location of Mshatta with possible transportation routes
  • Persian Carpet Dealer on the Street
  • View of a fragment of Mshatta
  • Workers in front of a storehouse at the Izmit station
  • Construction of the Hejaz Railway near Tabuk
  • View of the quay facilities at Haydarpaşa under construction
  • German Baghdad Railway, Arabs working with picks E. of Aleppo
  • Tent camp in the Taurus Mountains
  • View of a warped railway bridge after the Mino-Owari Earthquake
  • Postcard depicting the Waschmühltalbrücke in Kaiserslautern
  • Proposal for the Kandilli-Rumelihisarı bridge
  • Varda viaduct, view from the north
  • View of the Euphrates railway bridge
  • View of an irrigation dam in the Konya plain
  • Postcard depicting the railway bridge at Amman
  • Railway bridge at Vardar
  • Rail tunnel north of Belemedik
  • View of Agoustos station
  • Design for Sirkeci station
  • Sirkeci station, north entry
  • Sirkeci station, waiting hall
  • Turkmenbashi (Krasnovodsk) station
  • Izmit station, view from the southeast
  • Beylikköprü station, view from southeast
  • Bilecik station, view from north
  • Roof detail of Eskişehir station
  • Konya station, main hall, ceiling and column detail
  • Konya station, view of worker's colony
  • Tabuk station, view from south
  • Abu el Na'am station
  • Medina station and environs
  • Column, Medina station, detail
  • Two designs for Haydarpaşa station
  • Two designs for Haydarpaşa station
  • Haydarpaşa station, view of exterior
  • Haydarpaşa station, view of administrative entry
  • Haydarpaşa station, view of saloon and restaurant entry
  • Haydarpaşa station, view of first- and second-class waiting room
  • Haydarpaşa station, view of restaurant
  • Haydarpaşa station, view of main hall
  • Haydarpaşa station, view of administrative hall
  • Ayrancı station, detail of ticket window
  • Ulukışla station, detail of house
  • Pozantı station, depot
  • Durak station, view from west
  • Adana station, view from north
  • Adana station, niche detail
  • View of Indian troops guarding the Baghdad Railway station
  • Postcard depicting Aleppo station
  • Tea service set
  • Drum cover
  • View of commemorative plaques
  • View of the German sarcophagus for Saladin
  • Design for a fountain in Constantinople, iteration 1
  • Design for a fountain in Constantinople, iteration 2
  • Design for a fountain in Constantinople, iteration 3
  • Photograph of a model of a design for a fountain in Constantinople
  • View of mosaic and epigraphic ornament under the dome of the German Fountain
  • Comic depiction of Abdülhamid II as a fountain in Berlin’s Tiergarten
  • Comic depiction of the destruction of the German Fountain
  • Hejaz Railway commemorative column
  • Postcard depicting Raimondo D'Aronco's telegraph monument in Damascus
  • Agricultural monument with the later addition of a statue of Mustafa Kemal
  • Memorial to railway workers
  • Memorial to fallen bus drivers
  • German cemetery
  • View of the Şale Köşk, on the grounds of Yıldız Palace
  • Watercolor of the Kaiser Wilhelm pavilion at Hereke
  • Entryway and biblical inscription of Gottlieb Schumacher's house at the Germany Colony
  • View of a Turnen class at the German Girl's School, Istanbul
  • View of the Auguste-Viktoria-Stiftung under the flag of the British
  • Interior view of the mosque fashioned from a rail car for the Hejaz Railway
  • Postcard depicting the Carski Drum (Kaiserstrasse), Banja Luka
  • Sketch of a plan for rail and port construction in Salonica
  • Map of Ankara
  • Panorama of Afyonkarahisar
  • View of Ereğli train station and environs
  • View of the Anatolian Railways tunnel at Bekdemir
  • View of Jaffa coastline and provisional railway construction
  • Prefabricated concrete elements in the Wieland family home and factory at Jaffa station, detail
  • View of a shutter holder on the Wieland family home and factory at Jaffa station
  • View of Al-’Ula station from southeast
  • Medina Stadtplan von 1914
  • Views of Carchemish station under construction
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~The layered process of making objects that I outline in this book is one that I recognize as transposable too to the process of making a book. I owe a profound debt of gratitude to the many people who helped me form this book in myriad ways over many years. It has been a pleasure to work with Katherine Boller at Yale University Press, whose faith in this project set,...
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~Throughout the book, dates are primarily given in A.D. Islamic calendar dates were converted using the Gregorian to Hijri dates converter at http://www.islamicity.org/Hijri-Gregorian-Converter/. When dates cannot be identified with a precise year in A.D., a range of years is listed.
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~Infrastructures make empires. The economic, social, and cultural systems of empires are guided by and given form and purpose through canals, bridges, tunnels, ports, and, perhaps most importantly, railways. It is no coincidence that infrastructures are often likened to the veins, nodes, and...
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Many historians have cast the failed second Ottoman siege of Vienna (1682–83) as a paradigmatic global power shift predicated on European technological superiority, ensuring Europe’s command of the world stage from the eighteenth century onward...
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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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The formation of topographic knowledge at the turn of the twentieth century was the science of locating places in space, decoding toponyms, and knowing the distances and optimal travel routes between locations...
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The history of archaeology in the Ottoman empire mirrors the history of its railways. It began primarily as a British and French endeavor and gradually shifted to one where the most important sites were administered by Germans...
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Objects exhibit the process of ambiguation. But what about people? The German-Ottoman union behind the construction of the Ottoman railways...
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The people who made the railways were circumscribed by organizational frameworks. What, then, circumscribed the objects they produced...
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~Railways necessitate stations. They also necessitate monuments, architectural projects, and public symbols well beyond the tracks. These works conveyed the Ottoman railways’ technological, geopolitical, and cultural importance on a civic register and to a wide audience. Unlike the railway stations and structures, these monuments express the vested interests...
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Through its construction of buildings and monuments, the Ottoman railway network had a widespread impact on the architectural landscape of the hundreds of cities and towns it traversed...
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~Late in 1911, the German archaeologist Theodor Wiegand issued a pithy pamphlet for an atypical readership. Comprising eleven pages of instructions, the document addresses the “gentlemen...
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