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A concise history of Switzerland

Author: Clive H Church; Randolph Conrad Head
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge concise histories.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clive H Church; Randolph Conrad Head
ISBN: 9780521194440 052119444X 9780521143820 0521143829
OCLC Number: 808244709
Description: xvi, 324 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
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? --
Chronology --
Glossary.
Series Title: Cambridge concise histories.
Responsibility: Clive H. Church, Randolph C. Head.

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