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The Resource A concise history of Switzerland, Clive H. Church, Randolph C. Head

A concise history of Switzerland, Clive H. Church, Randolph C. Head

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A concise history of Switzerland
Title
A concise history of Switzerland
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Clive H. Church, Randolph C. Head
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Church, Clive H
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DQ54
LC item number
.C47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Head, Randolph Conrad
Series statement
Cambridge concise histories
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  • Switzerland
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
  • Switzerland
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A concise history of Switzerland, Clive H. Church, Randolph C. Head
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-309) and index
Contents
Introduction : making the Swiss : time, myth and history -- Before Switzerland : lordship, communities and crises, c. 1000-1386 -- Creating the Swiss Confederacy, 1386-1520 -- A divided Switzerland in Reformation Europe, 1515-1713 -- The Ancien Régime, 1713-1798 -- Revolution and contention, 1798-1848 -- Forging the new nation, 1848-1914 -- The shocks of war, 1914-1950 -- The Sonderfall years, 1950-1990 -- Since 1989 : a return to normality?
Control code
808244709
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 324 p.
Isbn
9780521194440
Lccn
2012031494
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)808244709
Label
A concise history of Switzerland, Clive H. Church, Randolph C. Head
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-309) and index
Contents
Introduction : making the Swiss : time, myth and history -- Before Switzerland : lordship, communities and crises, c. 1000-1386 -- Creating the Swiss Confederacy, 1386-1520 -- A divided Switzerland in Reformation Europe, 1515-1713 -- The Ancien Régime, 1713-1798 -- Revolution and contention, 1798-1848 -- Forging the new nation, 1848-1914 -- The shocks of war, 1914-1950 -- The Sonderfall years, 1950-1990 -- Since 1989 : a return to normality?
Control code
808244709
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 324 p.
Isbn
9780521194440
Lccn
2012031494
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)808244709

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