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A Concise History of Switzerland

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Informationen zum Autor Clive Church is Emeritus Professor of European Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He has also ... Weiterlesen
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Informationen zum Autor Clive Church is Emeritus Professor of European Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He has also been a Fellow of the French CNRS, a Visiting Professor at the University of Sussex and a National Research Fund Fellow at the Universität Freiburg in Switzerland. His recent publications include Swiss Politics and Government (2004) and, as editor, Switzerland and the EU (2006). Klappentext Despite its position at the heart of Europe and its quintessentially European nature, Switzerland's history is often overlooked within the English-speaking world. This comprehensive and engaging history of Switzerland traces the historical and cultural development of this fascinating but neglected European country from the end of the Dark Ages up to the present. The authors focus on the initial Confederacy of the Middle Ages; the religious divisions which threatened it after 1500 and its surprising survival amongst Europe's monarchies; the turmoil following the French Revolution and conquest, which continued until the Federal Constitution of 1848; the testing of the Swiss nation through the late nineteenth century and then two World Wars and the Depression of the 1930s; and the unparalleled economic and social growth and political success of the post-war era. The book concludes with a discussion of the contemporary challenges, often shared with neighbours, that shape the country today. Zusammenfassung This comprehensive and engaging history of Switzerland traces the uncommon development of its society and state from its medieval origins to the present. The authors provide a fresh view that places Swiss history within a European context! adding a new perspective to the history of Europe as a whole. Inhaltsverzeichnis List of illustrations; List of figures; List of maps; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: making the Swiss: time, myth and history; 1. Before Switzerland: lordship, communities and crises, c.1000-1386; 2. Creating the Swiss Confederacy, 1386-1520; 3. A divided Switzerland in Reformation Europe, 1515-1713; 4. The Ancien Regime, 1713-1798; 5. Revolution and contention, 1798-1848; 6. Forging the new nation, 1848-1914; 7. The shocks of war, 1914-1950; 8. The Sonderfall years, 1950-1990; 9. Since 1989: a return to normality?; Chronology; Glossary; Further reading; Index....

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University of Kent, Canterbury



Klappentext

Despite its position at the heart of Europe and its quintessentially European nature, Switzerland's history is often overlooked within the English-speaking world. This comprehensive and engaging history of Switzerland traces the historical and cultural development of this fascinating but neglected European country from the end of the Dark Ages up to the present. The authors focus on the initial Confederacy of the Middle Ages; the religious divisions which threatened it after 1500 and its surprising survival amongst Europe's monarchies; the turmoil following the French Revolution and conquest, which continued until the Federal Constitution of 1848; the testing of the Swiss nation through the late nineteenth century and then two World Wars and the Depression of the 1930s; and the unparalleled economic and social growth and political success of the post-war era. The book concludes with a discussion of the contemporary challenges, often shared with neighbours, that shape the country today.



Zusammenfassung
This comprehensive and engaging history of Switzerland traces the uncommon development of its society and state from its medieval origins to the present. The authors provide a fresh view that places Swiss history within a European context, adding a new perspective to the history of Europe as a whole.

Inhalt

List of illustrations; List of figures; List of maps; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: making the Swiss: time, myth and history; 1. Before Switzerland: lordship, communities and crises, c.1000-1386; 2. Creating the Swiss Confederacy, 1386-1520; 3. A divided Switzerland in Reformation Europe, 1515-1713; 4. The Ancien Regime, 1713-1798; 5. Revolution and contention, 1798-1848; 6. Forging the new nation, 1848-1914; 7. The shocks of war, 1914-1950; 8. The Sonderfall years, 1950-1990; 9. Since 1989: a return to normality?; Chronology; Glossary; Further reading; Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: A Concise History of Switzerland
Untertitel: Cambridge Concise Histories
Autor:
EAN: 9780521143820
ISBN: 0521143829
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Pr.
Anzahl Seiten: 339
Gewicht: 483g
Größe: H216mm x B140mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch
Auflage: New