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Author Lerner, Marc H.

Title A laboratory of liberty : the transformation of political culture in republican Switzerland, 1750-1848 / by Marc H. Lerner
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 371 pages) : maps
Series Studies in Central European histories, 1547-1217 ; v. 54
Studies in Central European histories ; v. 54
Contents pt. 1. The end of the Old Regime in Europe and in the Swiss Eidgenossenschaft -- On the ideological origins of the revolution in Switzerland -- Ambivalent revolutionaries : the Helvetic Republic in revolutionary Europe -- pt. 2. Regeneration of a constructed past : continuities and discontinuities in the struggle between old and new visions of Switzerland and Europe -- The right to self-rule : the debate over legitimacy and the Vaud-Bern relationship -- Two visions of political society in inner Switzerland, 1829-33 -- Popular sovereignty in the Z├╝riputsch -- pt. 3. National accommodation -- Radical conceptions of the Confederation : popular sovereignty and the 1845 revolution in Vaud -- War, accommodation, and the making of the modern constitutional state
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Liberty -- Political aspects -- Switzerland -- History.
Political culture -- Switzerland -- History -- 18th century.
Political culture -- Switzerland -- History -- 19th century.
Republicanism -- Switzerland -- History.
Revolutions -- Switzerland -- History.
Self-determination, National -- Switzerland -- History.
Social change -- Switzerland -- History.
Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Switzerland -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Switzerland -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011029857
ISBN 900421464X (electronic bk.)
9789004214644 (electronic bk.)