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.
Cultures of Political Freedom in the German Lands c. 1300-1800
Author: Beat Kümin
In this first book-length study of imperial villages, Beat Kümin provides unprecedented insights into the micro-political cultures of rural communities and popular desires for local autonomy in the pre-modern German lands.
Possible Solutions to Conflict in Multicultural Societies
Author: W. Linder
Category: Political Science
An updated 3rd edition of this authoritative analysis of Swiss democracy, the institutions of federalism, and consensus democracy through political power sharing. Linder analyzes the scope and limits of citizens' participation in direct democracy, which distinguishes Switzerland from most parliamentary systems.
Recently, we have witnessed a rearticulation of the traditional relationship between the past, present and future, broadening historiography's range from studying past events to their later impact and meaning. The volume proposes to look at the perspectives of this approach called mnemohistory, and argues for a redefinition of the term 'event'.
Release on 2016-06-20 | by Amy Nelson Burnett,Emidio Campi
Author: Amy Nelson Burnett,Emidio Campi
A Companion to the Swiss Reformation presents the varied form taken by the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland over the course of the sixteenth century, highlighting regional differences as well as consequences for the Swiss Confederation as a whole.
Fifty years of Turkish work migration in Germany - that is the subject of this volume. Scientists and scholars from Turkey, Germany, England and the US discuss the influence of these 50 years from their different disciplinary perspectives. In addition to general remarks on the co-existence between people of German and Turkish origin and on migration literature, the volume comprises contributions on Turkish-German re-migrants and transmigrants, on the role of nationality, on economic and historic diplomatic agreements, the transmigrant theatre scene, Turkish-German films, on the current notion of "home" in music and the development of a German-Turkish dialect.
This annual yearbook presents essays in environmental history based on lectures given at the Göttingen study group "Environmental History" by external authors. As previous yearbooks it is dedicated to the plurality of approaches in environmental history and serves as a valuable source for information about current research in that realm.
Release on 2010 | by Anton Bierl,Wolfgang Braungart
Im Dialog Mit Walter Burkert
Author: Anton Bierl,Wolfgang Braungart
Pubpsher: Walter de Gruyter
The volume presented here is a collection of the contributions to an author s colloquium with Walter Burkert, which was held in November 2007 in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld. Well known experts looked in detail at the work of the internationally renowned scholar of Greek. In his epochal cultural-scientific studies focusing on the origins of human co-existence in rites, on violence, sacrifice, guilt and horrific scenarios of death, Burkert approached questions of biological behavioural research, anthropology and aggression theory, and developed an enormous intellectual impact that reached beyond classical and religious studies. "