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By Clive H. Church,Randolph C. Head

regardless of its place on the middle of Europe and its quintessentially eu nature, Switzerland's heritage is usually ignored in the English-speaking global. This complete and fascinating historical past of Switzerland strains the historic and cultural improvement of this attention-grabbing yet ignored eu nation from the top of the darkish a while as much as the current. The authors specialize in the preliminary Confederacy of the center a while; the non secular divisions which threatened it after 1500 and its fabulous survival among Europe's monarchies; the turmoil following the French Revolution and conquest, which persisted till the Federal structure of 1848; the checking out of the Swiss kingdom during the past due 19th century after which international Wars and the melancholy of the Thirties; and the unheard of fiscal and social progress and political good fortune of the post-war period. The booklet concludes with a dialogue of the modern demanding situations, usually shared with neighbours, that form the rustic today.

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