Historical Dictionary of Switzerland

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Rowman & Littlefield, 21 may. 2014 - 662 páginas
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Switzerland's exceptional scenic beauty of valleys, lakes, and mountains, its central location on international trade routes, and its world famous banking system are just a few elements that have contributed to its rise in the global market. It consists of twenty-six member states, called cantons and it’s actively engaged in the maintenance of peace among nations. The history of the Swiss Confederation is as rich and varied as its culture and people.

This updated second edition of Historical Dictionary of Switzerland features the nation's multicultural and democratic traditions and institutions, its complex history, and its people's involvement in past and present world affairs. This is done through a list of abbreviations and acronyms, a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, maps, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone who wants to know more about Switzerland.
 

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Índice

Editors Foreword
ix
Acronyms and Abbreviations
xi
Preface
xvii
Chronology
xxi
Introduction
xxxix
THE DICTIONARY
1
Appendix A
447
Appendix B
449
Appendix G
461
Appendix H
463
Appendix I
473
Appendix J
477
Appendix K
479
Appendix L
483
Appendix M
485
Appendix N
487

Appendix C
451
Appendix D
455
Appendix E
457
Appendix F
459
Appendix O
489
Bibliography
491
About the Author
583
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Sobre el autor (2014)

Leo Schelbert is professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has authored or edited several books and some fifty articles that explore the history of Swiss abroad as part of the European and Neo-European rise to world dominance between 1500 and 1900. Among other books he wrote the first edition of the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland. In 2006 he was awarded the Swiss Abroad of the Year Prize 2006 by the Free Democratic Party (FDP) International, a section of one of Switzerland’s leading political parties.

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