Concise History of Switzerland (BOK)

Clive H Church

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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 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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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Clive H Church
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521143820
Antall sider 339 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 474 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd