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  • I castelli di Bellinzonaby Werner Meyer; Graziano Tarilli

    SJW - Schweizerisches Jugendschriftenwerk 2014; US$ 5.99

    I castelli di Bellinzona costituiscono un importante esempio di architettura fortificata medievale in Svizzera. La particolare posizione geografica della città ha fatto assumere un fondamentale ruolo strategico che ha favorito la costruzione dei tre manieri. Nel 1475 Azzone Visconti, Commissario di guerra del duca di Milano, definiva Bellinzona una... more...

  • A Laboratory of Libertyby Marc Lerner

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    Based on a tradition of political innovation, Swiss citizens recalibrated their understanding of liberty and republicanism through public political debates, during the revolutionary transformation to a rights-based society. The resulting hybrid political culture enhances our understanding of the international Age of Revolution. more...

  • Micronesia's Yap Islands, Palau & Kiribati - Another Worldby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99

    Physically, the first thing that comes to mind about these little-known islands is beauty. It's a tropically profound beauty associated with palm-clad islands, white sandy beaches, multi-hued gin-clear lagoons, and sometimes abrupt green mountains covered with jungle and laced with waterfalls. Palau, is a richly appointed composite of all Pacific... more...

  • The Politics of Switzerlandby Hanspeter Kriesi; Alexander H. Trechsel

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    An authoritative survey of the processes and policies of the Swiss political system, revealing the richness of its history and institutions. more...

  • Slow Train to Switzerlandby Diccon Bewes

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95

    A travel diary from 1863 inspires author Diccon Bewes to retrace Thomas Cook's historic train trip that revolutionized tourism forever. more...

  • Swiss History in a Nutshellby Grégoire Nappey; Mix & Remix

    Bergli Books 2012; US$ 10.99

    Swiss History in a Nutshell gives you an easy-to-read insight into all the major facts of Switzerland's rich history. Illustrated with great humour and with its appealing concept, this book is the perfect companion to be well informed in a brief and accessible way. Among the topics are: the most fascinating moments in Switzerland's rich and colourful... more...

  • When the Alps Cast Their Spellby Trevor Braham

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    The sport of mountaineering was pioneered 150 years ago by a diverse cross-section of Victorians, following in the footsteps of earlier local explorers who ventured into the upper regions of ice and snow in search of game and minerals. By the early years of the 19th century, a growing interest in the study of geological and glaciological phenomena... more...

  • Ökonomie in der Herrschaft Worb (1645-1850)by Andrea Schüpbach

    Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 35.96

    Gegenstand der Untersuchung ist die Entwicklung von ökonomischer und sozialer Tragfähigkeit in der ländlichen Gesellschaft am Beispiel der Herrschaft Worb bei Bern. Dazu wird die Produktionsleistung der Landwirtschaft vor und nach der Agrarmodernisierung (um 1790 und Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts) gemessen. Das Gewerbe wird in beiden Querschnitten miteinbezogen.... more...

  • Überleben in Zürichby Susann Sitzler

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 9.53

    Hauptbeschreibung In keine Stadt der Schweiz ziehen so viele Deutsche wie nach Zürich. Doch sie stellen fest, dass die Stadt - und die Zürcher - anders sind als erwartet. Ihnen bietet Susann Sitzler viele Tipps und praktische Hintergrundinformationen zum Eingewöhnen. Man erfährt nicht nur, was es mit den "Züri-Seck" auf sich hat, sondern liest auch,... more...

  • Ein Leben hier gemachtby Eva Soom Ammann

    transcript 2014; US$ 42.17

    »Ein Leben hier gemacht« haben viele der ehemaligen italienischen »Gastarbeiterinnen« und »Gastarbeiter« in der Schweiz. Sie haben geheiratet, Kinder großgezogen, sind alt geworden, aus der Erwerbstätigkeit ausgeschieden. Was dieses Altern ausmacht, das wird in diesem Buch aus einer biographisch-rekonstruktiven Perspektive erörtert. Die Fallanalysen... more...