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- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 119.99
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... more...
- Kuperard 2010; US$ 9.95
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 160.00
A fascinating collection of essays by leading British and Swiss scholars which explore the development of Swiss democracy from 1848 to the present day. Culture and literature, politics and economics are looked at in turn in an attempt to unravel the extraordinary success of this microcosmic, multicultural society at the heart of Europe. The problem... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
Four languages, 26 cantons, and 7.5 million people (but only 80% of them Swiss): there's nowhere else in Europe like it. Switzerland is almost 400 km from the nearest drop of seawater, but it is an island at the center of Europe. This is a picture of the normally unseen Switzerland, a place where the breathtaking scenery shaped a nation not just... more...
- Bergli Books 2012; US$ 11.99
Fact lovers will enjoy this treasure-trove of serious and not-so-serious facts and figures about Switzerland - a collection of lists that will amuse and enlighten you with things you never dreamed you'd enjoy knowing. You can learn how to play Hornussen, be able to sing along to the Swiss National Anthem and understand what the Geneva Conventions stand... more...
- Oval Books 2008; US$ 4.99
Mountain mentality Swiss farmers are tough, independent, hard-working, resilient, well-prepared for every kind of natural disaster, and above all staunchly conservative. These characteristics have been passed on to Swiss town-dwellers, who go about their day as if they too were farming a lonely mountain cliff. We can do better The... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 155.00
This volume presents the major findings involved in a large scale research programme to describe and analyse the transformation of contemporary Swiss society. The contributions focus on three key areas: the Swiss way of life, the Swiss labour market and the country's political institutions. The chapters give an idea of current trends in Swiss society,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 140.00
Swiss Foreign Policy, 1945-2002 presents for the first time a comprehensive collection of eight essays, addressing the post-war foreign policy of Switzerland. The essays deal with a diverse range of issues: general foreign policy and neutrality; defense and security policy; relations with the United Nations; the Swiss policy of good offices; relations... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 70.00
In this engaging volume, Randolph C. Head traces the career of an extraordinarily adaptable and ruthless seventeenth-century figure, George Jenatsch (1596-1639). Born a Protestant pastor's son, Jenatsch's career took him from the clergy to the military to more...