Historical Dictionary of Switzerland by Leo SchelbertHistorical Dictionary of Switzerland by Leo Schelbert

Historical Dictionary of Switzerland

byLeo Schelbert

Hardcover | April 23, 2007

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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.
Leo Schelbert was Professor of History from 1971 to 2003 at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Title:Historical Dictionary of SwitzerlandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:616 pages, 8.87 × 5.89 × 1.8 inPublished:April 23, 2007Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810849313

ISBN - 13:9780810849310

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 4 Maps Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Introduction Part 7 THE DICTIONARY Part 8 Appendixes Chapter 9 A Abbreviations and Official Names of Switzerland and Its Cantons Chapter 10 B Abbreviations and Names of Political Parties Chapter 11 C Selected Political Terms Chapter 12 D Selected Double Geographic Names Chapter 13 E Resident Population of Swiss Cantons in 1800, 1850, 1900, 1950, 2000 Chapter 14 F Characteristics of the Population of Cantonal Capitals on 31 December 2000 Chapter 15 G Registered and Estimated Swiss Abroad in 1950 Chapter 16 H Registered Swiss Abroad with Single and Dual Citizenship in 2000 Chapter 17 I Main European Countries of Origin of Resident Aliens in Switzerland, 1860-1950 Chapter 18 J Continents and Countries of Origins of Swiss Resident Aliens in 2004 Part 19 Bibliography Part 20 About the Author

Editorial Reviews

Schelbert does an excellent job and the overall balance of material is good and the content and writing within the entries concise but informative.