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History of Switzerland 1499–1914

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  • Date Published: June 2013
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  • isbn: 9781107629332

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  • First published in 1922, as part of the Cambridge Historical Series, this book presents the English translation of a German original written by Swiss historian Wilhelm Oechsli (1851–1919). The text gives a broad overview of the history of Switzerland, beginning with the separation of the Swiss from the Holy Roman Empire and moving through to the establishment of Switzerland as a federal state. A comprehensive bibliography is also included. This is a detailed and highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in historiography and perspectives on the history of Switzerland.

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    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107629332
    • length: 496 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General preface
    Editor's preface
    Book I. Zenith of the Swiss Confederation, 1499–1519:
    1. The separation of Switzerland from the Empire
    2. The confederation of the thriteen cantons and their allies
    3. Mercenary campaigns in Italy
    4. Matthew Schinner and the war with France
    Book II. Reformation and Counter-Reformation, 1519–1648:
    5. Ecclesiastical conditions prior to the Reformation
    6. Ulrich Zwingli and the Reformation in Zurich
    7. Spread of the Reformation in German-speaking Switzerland
    8. The Kappel wars
    9. Geneva and West Switzerland prior to the Reformation
    10. Guillaume Farel and the conquest of Vaud
    11. Calvin in Geneva
    12. The Counter-Reformation
    13. The Swiss in the Huguenot wars
    14. The Swiss during the Thirty Years' War
    15. Swiss civilisation in the age of the Reformation
    Book III. Age of Aristocracy, 1648–1798:
    16. The aristocracy and the Peasants' War
    17. Protestant Switzerland and Oliver Cromwell. The first Villmergen War
    18. Switzerland and Louis XIV
    19. The dispute concerning the Neuchâtel succession. The second Villmergen War
    20. Swiss civilisation in the eighteenth century
    21. Federal conditions in the eighteenth century
    22. The Swiss democracies during the eighteenth century
    23. The Swiss aristocracies during the eighteenth century
    24. Disturbances in Geneva, Neuchâtel, and the Bishopric of Basel
    25. Premonitions of the revolution
    Book IV. Period of Revolution, 1798–1815:
    26. The fall of the old confederation
    27. The Helvetic Republic one and indivisible
    28. Switzerland as the theatre of European war
    29. Coups d'état and mediation
    30. Switzerland under the Act of Mediation
    31. Overthrow of the Act of Mediation
    Book V. Epoch of the Federal Pact, 1815–48:
    32. Epoch of the Restoration
    33. Liberal and democratic regeneration in the Cantons
    34. The Sonderbund War
    Book VI. Switzerland as a Federal State, 1848–1914:
    35. Under the Federal Constitution of 1848
    36. The Federal Constitution of 1874
    Appendix. The historical relations of England and Switzerland
    Bibliography
    Index.

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