Historical Dictionary Of Switzerland

Author: Leo Schelbert
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810864474
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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. This relatively small nation is actively engaged in the maintenance of peace among nations and at the forefront of technological research. Consisting of twenty-six member states, called cantons, the history of the Swiss Confederation is as rich and varied as its culture and people. The 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 hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. This informative, concise, and accurate reference corrects the numerous false impressions of this important country.
Historical Dictionary of Switzerland
Language: en
Pages: 616
Authors: Leo Schelbert
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-04-23 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

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. This relatively small nation is actively engaged in the maintenance of peace among
Historical Dictionary of Switzerland
Language: en
Pages: 662
Authors: Leo Schelbert
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-21 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Historical Dictionary of Postwar German Literature
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: William Grange
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-09 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Some authors strongly criticized attempts to rebuild a German literary culture in the aftermath of World War II, while others actively committed themselves to 'dealing with the German past.' There are writers in Austria and Switzerland that find other contradictions of contemporary life troubling, while some find them funny or
Historical Dictionary of German Theater
Language: en
Pages: 398
Authors: William Grange
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

"German theater has always held a special place in the life of the German-speaking community, which consists mainly of Germany, Austria, and part of Switzerland. More than merely entertainment, it was a crucial component of culture and often influenced society and politics. And its influence gradually reached much further, with
Historical Dictionary of World War II
Language: en
Pages: 566
Authors: Anne Sharp Wells
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-24 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

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