Switzerland: A Village History

Switzerland: A Village History

by D. Birmingham


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Switzerland: A Village History by D. Birmingham

Switzerland is a remarkable country, half of whose territory lies in the Alps. This is the history of one Swiss alpine village. Raising cattle and making cheese brought modest wealth to its struggling peasants until a destructive Napoleonic invasion brought revolution and poverty. Well-being was slowly restored by a democratic unification of Switzerland. The Alps took on a romantic tourist glow in the Edwardian age and after the disruptions of two world wars the highland farmers and guest house keeps began to prosper.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312230760
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/09/2000
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

David Birmingham is Professor of Modern History at the University of Kent.

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