Lviv’s Uncertain Destination: A City and Its Railway Terminal from Franz Joseph I to Brezhnev

By Andriy Zayarnyuk

© 2020

Lviv’s Uncertain Destination examines the city’s tumultuous twentieth-century history through the lens of its main railway terminal. Whereas most existing studies of eastern European cities centre their stories on discrete ethnic groups, milestone political events, and economic changes, this book’s narrative is woven around an important site within the city’s complex spatial matrix. Combining architectural, economic, social, and everyday life history, Andriy Zayarnyuk shows how different political regimes created dissimilar social spaces even on the same streets and in the same buildings. His narrative leads us to rethink how the late imperial Habsburg and Romanov, Stalinist and post-Stalinist Soviet, interwar Polish, and Nazi German regimes produced, structured, and controlled urban space. Focusing on railway workers, the book also draws attention to the history of Lviv’s wage earners, who constituted the majority of the city’s adult population.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 360 pages
  • Illustrations: 55
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Product Formats

SaveUP TO 9239

Book Formats

SKU# SP005498

  • AVAILABLE JAN 2020

    From: $60.00

    Regular Price: $80.00

    ISBN 9781487505196
  • AVAILABLE JAN 2020

    From: $60.00

    Regular Price: $80.00

Quick Overview

This book re-examines the history of twentieth-century Lviv by focusing on the city’s main railway terminal. It approaches the terminal as an embodiment of the city’s built environment and a microcosm of society.

Lviv’s Uncertain Destination: A City and Its Railway Terminal from Franz Joseph I to Brezhnev

By Andriy Zayarnyuk

© 2020

Lviv’s Uncertain Destination examines the city’s tumultuous twentieth-century history through the lens of its main railway terminal. Whereas most existing studies of eastern European cities centre their stories on discrete ethnic groups, milestone political events, and economic changes, this book’s narrative is woven around an important site within the city’s complex spatial matrix. Combining architectural, economic, social, and everyday life history, Andriy Zayarnyuk shows how different political regimes created dissimilar social spaces even on the same streets and in the same buildings. His narrative leads us to rethink how the late imperial Habsburg and Romanov, Stalinist and post-Stalinist Soviet, interwar Polish, and Nazi German regimes produced, structured, and controlled urban space. Focusing on railway workers, the book also draws attention to the history of Lviv’s wage earners, who constituted the majority of the city’s adult population.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 360 pages
  • Illustrations: 55
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Andriy Zayarnyuk is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments
    Note on Transliteration

    Introduction

    Archives, Manuscript Depositories, and Related Abbreviations
    Abbreviations Used for Political Parties, State Offices, Associations, and Railway Divisions
    List of Figures

    1. City Gates of the Steam Age
    2. The Shape of Things to Come
    3. Steal, Stone, Sweat, and Imagination
    4. Inter Arma
    5. Virtuti Militari
    6. The Catastrophe
    7. “We Shall Rebuild Splendidly”
    8. Order without Law
    9. Terminal for All

    Coda
    Bibliography

By the Same Author(s)

Related Titles