×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Death of Communal Liberty: A History of Freedom in a Swiss Mountain Canton
     

The Death of Communal Liberty: A History of Freedom in a Swiss Mountain Canton

by Benjamin R. Barber
 

ISBN-10: 0691075549

ISBN-13: 9780691075549

Pub. Date: 04/21/1974

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Switzerland today is faced with a profound dilemma--its village life is dying, a casualty of the collision between communal norms and the need for national survival in an industrial, urbanizing world. Benjamin Barber traces the origins and evolution of communal liberty in the group of alpine villages that make up modern Canton Graubunden, and recreates their

Overview

Switzerland today is faced with a profound dilemma--its village life is dying, a casualty of the collision between communal norms and the need for national survival in an industrial, urbanizing world. Benjamin Barber traces the origins and evolution of communal liberty in the group of alpine villages that make up modern Canton Graubunden, and recreates their poignant thousand-year struggle to maintain this tradition in the face of a hostile environment, hierarchical feudal institutions, and European power polities.

Originally published in 1974.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691075549
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/21/1974
Pages:
314

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, ix,
A NOTE ON NAMES AND TRANSLATION, xi,
PART I: Introduction, 1,
CHAPTER I. Political Theory and Swiss Practice, 3,
PART II: The History of Raetia, 19,
CHAPTER II. Raetia to 1524 — The Formative Years, 21,
CHAPTER III. Raetia to 1800 — The Republic of the Three Leagues, 48,
PART III: Old Free Raetia and the Emergence of Freedom, 77,
CHAPTER IV. The Alpine Environment, 79,
CHAPTER V. Feudalism and Communality, 107,
CHAPTER VI. Surviving Independence, 140,
CHAPTER VII. Direct Democracy in the Communes 170,
PART IV: Modern Graubunden and the Conservation of Freedom, 205,
CHAPTER VIII. Communal Autonomy and Swiss Federalism, 207,
CHAPTER IX. The Confrontation with Modernity, 237,
BIBLIOGRAPHY, 275,
INDEX, 293,

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews