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Mauro Tebaldi

On 5 December 2009, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, together with

the director-general of the Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), Mauro Moretti,

officially opened the new high-speed/high-capacity railway line, linking

Turin, Milan, and Salerno at the central station in Milan. The

work, which had taken almost 40 years to complete, had involved

the laying of just less than 1,000 kilometers of track that is specially

designed to carry high-speed trains. The following day, the high-speed

train service provided by Trenitalia began operating on the line with

the latest ETR (Elettro Treno Rapido) 500 Frecciarossa and ETR 600

Frecciargento trains. The year 2010, therefore, marked the official

operational start of the project that had first been drawn up by FS in

the early 1960s with the aim of providing high-speed rail links for the

main Italian cities along a north-south axis in response to two clear

challenges—the growing competition from airlines and an increasing

preference for road use.

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

and diminished funding. Similarly, Angelika Strobel argues that the emergent railway medicine in late imperial Russia, as part of the state-building process, tried to use statistics “as a tool of governance,” but was not effective in constructing a

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‘The Expenditure of a Million of British Sovereigns in this Otherwise Miserable Place’

Frontier Wars, Public Debt and the Cape’s Non-racial Constitution

Jeff Peires

much smaller number of so-called ‘merchant’ interests, longer and better established and with much closer links to London. Crudely put, the ‘commercial’ interest wanted railways to enhance domestic production, the ‘merchant’ interest prioritised harbour

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Rob Boddice, Christian J. Emden, and Peter Vogt

eventually railway lines. The regulation and social control of urban space through both a language of networks and the practices of actually building them, as it was taught at the École des ponts et chaussées, is subsequently widened to serve, at least on

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China’s New Silk Road

Autocracy Promotion in the New Asian Order?

Octavia Bryant and Mark Chou

Central Asia and beyond, and include plans for future trade and development agreements as well as infrastructure projects, from railways and highways to oil and gas pipelines. A month later, while on an official visit to Indonesia, President Xi followed

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Migration, Empire, and Liminality

Sex Trade in the Borderlands of Europe

Tracie L. Wilson

maintains that “the Henryka Teisseyre mentioned in the imperial directive is not the same as the Henryka de Teisseyre living in Krakow.” The police director from Krakow stresses that the latter’s father is “a distinguished inspector for the state railway

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Poverty and Shame

Interactional Impacts on Claimants of Chinese Dibao

Jian Chen and Lichao Yang

compensation for a loss or for the stake of social stability. The most common case is when people are forced to relocate because of public projects, such as railway construction. Since the stricter policy was introduced in 2014, most rural areas have had to

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The Limits to Cheating History

Changing the Reference for Accounting

Peter Herrmann

questions, we must see that each of them (steam and railways; steel and heavy engineering; oil, electricity, automobile, and mass production; information and telecommunications; personalized IT and big data) open(ed) new perspectives not only for the

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“Comrades in Battle”

Women Workers and the 1906 Finnish Suffrage Victory

Eric Blanc

and clashes with police in Helsinki had taken place early in the year, the revolution proper began only with the Great Strike in the fall. Inspired by the general strike in central Russia, Finnish railway workers walked off the job on 29 October

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Instead of a Novel

Sophia Yablonska's Travelogues in the History of Modern Ukrainian Literature

Olena Haleta

unique life (and geographical) trajectory: “The insatiable instinct of a quick traveler made me go as far away as possible from the railways, shipping routes, and paved roads.” 71 In describing her travels, Yablonska demonstrates the becoming of herself