Historical Dictionary of Switzerland

Historical Dictionary of Switzerland

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.

Imperial Villages

Cultures of Political Freedom in the German Lands c. 1300-1800

Imperial Villages

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.

Swiss Democracy

Possible Solutions to Conflict in Multicultural Societies

Swiss Democracy

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.

Afterlife of Events

Perspectives on Mnemohistory

Afterlife of Events

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'.

A Companion to the Swiss Reformation

A Companion to the Swiss Reformation

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.

50 Jahre türkische Arbeitsmigration in Deutschland

50 Jahre türkische Arbeitsmigration in Deutschland

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.

Beiträge zum Göttinger Umwelthistorischen Kolloquium 2007 - 2008

Beiträge zum Göttinger Umwelthistorischen Kolloquium 2007 - 2008

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.

Psychoanalyse & Expressionismus

7. Internationaler Otto Gross Kongress, Dresden, 3. bis 5. Oktober 2008

Psychoanalyse & Expressionismus


Musiker und Tradierung

Studien Zur Rolle Von Musikern Bei Der Verschriftlichung und Tradierung Von Literarischen Werken

Musiker und Tradierung


Gewalt und Opfer

Im Dialog Mit Walter Burkert

Gewalt und Opfer

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. "