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Geneva Zurich Basel

Author : Nicolas Bouvier
ISBN : 9781400863693
Genre : History
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Recognized by historians and politicians as a model for European unity, Switzerland is nonetheless a difficult country to understand as a whole. Whereas individual Swiss cities have strong identities in the international political, cultural, and economic arenas, the country itself seems to be less than the sum of its parts. To capture the elusive spirit of Switzerland, four eminent writers explore the roots of its political unity and cultural diversity in a series of urban portraits. Their observations make for both good storytelling and insightful social commentary. Nicolas Bouvier offers a quick-paced history of Geneva--the city John Calvin had envisioned as a radiating center of godliness, international in its scope and legal in its methods--the home of the Red Cross and the League of Nations and, since 1945, the location of numerous disarmament and diplomatic conferences. Gordon Craig examines Zurich, the city of the militant religious reformer Huldrych Zwingli, whose centralizing political zeal was harnessed by subsequent generations of Zurichers to lead Switzerland in its modernization. Today's economically powerful Zurich is analyzed in terms of its liberal past as a refuge for political activists and artists, and in terms of its current generational divisions on moral and cultural questions. Finally, Lionel Gossman explores the conciliatory Basel of Erasmus, showing how vigorous independence, resourcefulness, and remembrance of its humanist traditions shaped the city's culture and economy. Tying together important themes in the histories of these cities, Carl Schorske focuses his introduction on how Switzerland has capitalized on their cultural differences and refined the art of political negotiation to serve a wide range of civic interests. Originally published in 1994. 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.

The Monocle Travel Guide To Z Rich Basel Geneva

Author : Monocle
ISBN : 3899559584
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The Monocle Travel Guide Series. The definitive travel guides that make you feel like a local wherever you go.

Rizal In Switzerland

Author : Jose A. Fadul
ISBN : 9781304248299
Genre : History
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Jose Rizal heard about the beauty of Switzerland when he was still in the Philippines as a boy. Then in May of 1887 in Germany, at the age of 25, when the opportunity came for him to travel around Europe with his compatriot-friend Maximo Viola, Rizal did not hesitate to include several weeks in Switzerland in their itinerary. Rizal took account of spending his 26th birthday (June 19) in that country. In fact, Rizal and Viola visited five Swiss cantons: Schaffhausen, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Geneva in June of that year to learn more about the glorious history of the Swiss people, and find a way to ignite the passion of Filipinos against foreign domination and oppression.

Calvin Und Calvinismus

Author : Irene Dingel
ISBN : 9783525101063
Genre : Religion
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English summary: The contributions to this volume deal with the current interdisciplinary research on Calvin's work and impact in a European perspective. John Calvin's work influenced Europe not only theologically but also socially, politically, and culturally. Contributors are Karl Kardinal Lehmann, Mainz; Irene Dingel, Mainz; Amy Nelson Burnett, Lincoln; Emidio Campi, Zurich; Raymond Mentzer, Iowa; Mirjam van Veen, Amsterdam; Matthias Schnettger, Mainz; Ulrich Wien, Landau; Kestutis Daugirdas, Mainz; Herman J. Selderhuis, Apeldoorn; Heiner Luck, Halle; Eike Wolgast, Heidelberg; Matthieu Arnold, Strasbourg; Judith Becker, Mainz; Barbara Pitkin, Stanford; Max Engammare, Genf; Wolf-Friedrich Schaufele, Marburg; Christoph Strohm, Heidelberg; Elsie McKee, Princeton; Peter Opitz, Zurich; Athina Lexutt, Giessen; Volker Leppin, Jena; Olivier Millet, Paris; Mark Greengrass, Sheffield; Stefan Ehrenpreis, Munchen; Matthias Muller, Mainz and Ruth Slenczka, Berlin. German description: Die von Irene Dingel und Herman Selderhuis versammelten Beitrage widmen sich der europaischen Ausstrahlung des Genfer Reformators Johannes Calvin und den weitgreifenden Wirkungen des Calvinismus. Dabei kommt der Calvinismus als ein landerubergreifendes konfessionelles System in den Blick, dessen Gestaltungskrafte sich sowohl in theologischer als auch in gesellschaftlicher, politischer und kultureller Hinsicht ausserten, mit bestehenden Systemen in Interaktion traten und so wesentlich zur Auspragung des modernen Europa beitrugen. In drei thematischen Schwerpunkten kommen zunachst die Person Calvins und ihre Einflusse in West- und Osteuropa zur Sprache, sodann die durch Vertreibung, Exil und Neuaufbau gepragte Wirklichkeit des fruhneuzeitlichen Calvinismus und schliesslich die in einer spezifischen Spiritualitat und deren Medien Gestalt gewinnende geistige Kraft des Calvinismus. Der Band greift die verschiedenen aktuellen Forschungsdiskurse auf, fuhrt sie unter der Perspektive der europaischen Wirkmachtigkeit des Calvinismus zusammen und eroffnet durch seine Interdisziplinaritat und Internationalitat zugleich neue Blickwinkel, um auf diese Weise impulsgebend auf die Forschung zu wirken.

Sources Of Foreign Credit Information

Author : Arthur S. Hillyer
ISBN : UIUC:30112104077737
Genre : Banks and banking
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Directory Of European Trade Fairs

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Describes U.S. Dept. of Commerce-supported trade fairs in Europe. Lists close to 1,000 regional trade fairs throughout Europe. Outlines steps companies should take to succeed at a trade fair.

Business Information Service

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ISBN : MINN:30000010296931
Genre : Commerce
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Economic Response

Author : Charles Poor Kindleberger
ISBN : 0674230256
Genre : Business & Economics
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Tennis Tournaments In Switzerland Geneva Open Wta Swiss Open Zurich Open Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad Davidoff Swiss Indoors

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 22. Chapters: 1983 Federation Cup (tennis), 2009 BSI Challenger Lugano, 2010 BSI Challenger Lugano, European Open (tennis), Geneva Open, Match for Africa and Joining Forces for the Benefit of Children, Swiss Indoors, Swiss Open (tennis), Zurich Open. Excerpt: The 1983 Federation Cup was the 21st edition of the most important competition between national teams in women's tennis. The tournament was held at the Albisguetli Tennis Club in Zurich, Switzerland, from 17-24 July. Czechoslovakia won the title, defeating West Germany in the final, in what was the first final since 1972 that didn't involve United States or Australia. All ties were played at the Albisguetli Tennis Club in Zurich, Switzerland, on clay courts. Winning nations advance to Main Draw, losing nations play in Consolation Rounds. 1st Round losing teams play in Consolation Rounds The Swiss Open (officially Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad) is a tennis tournament held in Gstaad, Switzerland. Held since 1915, the tournament is played on outdoor clay courts. Between 1970 and 1989 it was an event of the Grand Prix tennis circuit and is now a part of the ATP Tour schedule. The Swiss Indoors is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. Originally an event of the Grand Prix tennis circuit between 1970 and 1989. It is currently part of the World Tour 500 Series of the ATP Tour. It is held annually at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, in October, since 1995. Roger Federer holds the record for most singles titles, having won the tournament five times, in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. Federer has reached the final a record nine times (2000-2001, 2006-2012), besting Edberg's previous record of five final appearances in Basel. As of 2011, three Swiss players have won the singles title: Michel Burgener, in 1972, Jakob Hlasek, in 1991, and Roger Federer, in 2006-2008, and 2010-2011. The tournament has been sponsored in the past by Ebel and Davidoff. Most consecutive singles titles: 3, Most singles finals: 9, Most consecutive singles finals: 7, The Zurich Open was a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women, formerly held every winter in Zurich, Switzerland. It was classified on the WTA Tour as a Tier I tournament fro

Compendio Estad Stico

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Genre : Aeronautics, Commercial
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