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Railways and borderlands: the rebirth of the Franco-Italian line through the Alpes-Maritimes

Auteur :
MINGHI, J. V.

Description :
In this article, literature is reviewed for concepts relevant to the study of borderlands particularly in relation to shifting boundaries and the role of transport policies. A case study is made of the Alpes-Maritimes region of the Franco-Italian border where an Italian transalpine railway linking Ventimiglia and Cuneo was completed in 1928, destroyed during the World War, and reopened in 1979, despite a major boundary shift in 1947 placing virtually all the alpine section within French territory. Assessment of the impact of the born-again facility on the borderland suggests that patterns of circulation are tending to re-establish pre-War modes and that, over time, differences within national and between Italian and French transport policies are reflected in the cultural landscape.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam, 1984, vol. 75, n°. 5, p. 322-328, Références bibliographiques : 16 réf.

Date :
1984

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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