History of Switzerland, 1499-1914 (Google eBook)

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The University Press, 1922 - Switzerland - 480 pages
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Page v - PREFACE. The aim of this series is to sketch the history of Modern Europe, with that of its chief colonies and conquests, from about the end of the fifteenth century down to the present time. In one or two cases the story commences at an earlier date : in the case of the colonies it generally begins later. The histories of the different countries are described, as a rule, separately ; for it is believed that, except in epochs like that...
Page v - The histories of the different countries are described, as a rule, separately ; for it is believed that, except in epochs like that of the French Revolution and Napoleon I, the connection of events will thus be better understood and the continuity of historical development more clearly displayed. The series is intended for the use of all persons anxious to understand the nature of existing political conditions. " The roots of the present lie deep in the past...
Page 436 - Volunteers," all the envoys should publicly leave Bern ; then that identical notes of the Powers should be issued to threaten Bern; and, finally, that armed intervention should follow. Louis Philippe and Guizot drew back, in consideration of public opinion in France, from such radical measures, preferring to support the Sonderbund with weapons that could be smuggled in. But from London Metternich received a plain and definite answer. In July, 1846, the Tory ministry of Peel and Aberdeen had given...
Page v - The roots of the present lie deep in the past "; and the real significance of contemporary events cannot be grasped unless the historical causes which have led to them are known. The plan adopted makes it possible to treat the history of the last four centuries in considerable detail, and to embody the most important results of modern research. It is hoped therefore that the series will be useful not only to beginners but to students who I1ave already acquired some general knowledge of European History.
Page v - The roots of the present lie deep in the past" ; and the real significance of contemporary events cannot be grasped unless the historical causes which have led to them are known. The plan adopted makes it possible to treat the history of the last four centuries in considerable detail, and to embody the most important results of modern research. It is hoped therefore that the series will be useful not only to beginners but to students who have already acquired some general knowledge of European History....
Page 197 - Mvinster and Osnabriick in Westphalia. By his prudence in the brilliant assembly the plain Swiss gained honour and reputation and was able to manage that, with the assent of all parties, an article should be introduced into the peace of Westphalia to the effect that "the town of Basel and the other Cantons of the Helvetians possess what is tantamount to complete freedom and exemption from the Empire, and are nowise subject to the dicasteries and courts of the Empire.
Page 116 - Zwinglians. regard to baptism, the use of the sacraments, the external word, and the rest. We took back nothing. . . . They professed with many words that they wished to agree with us so far as to say that the body of Christ is truly present in the Supper, but spiritually, with the sole view that we deign to call them brethren, and so feign harmony. This Zwingli begged with tears in his eyes before the Landgrave and all of them, saying, 'There are no people on earth with whom I would rather be in...
Page 199 - ... these foure score yeares. For though it be no Universitie to yeeld degrees of Schoole to the students : yet it hath bred more singular learned writers (at the least in my poore opinion) then any one of the famousest Universities of all Christendome, especially Divines, and such as have consecrated their name to posterity even til the end of the world by their learned works. For the writers of this City have bene no ordinary or triviall men that have divulged to the world triobolary...
Page 103 - Luther on the one hand and Zwingli and Oecolampadius on the other, that momentous difference concerning the doctrine of the Eucharist which was to separate the Reformed Church of Zwingli from that of Luther. Nowhere did this schism between the "heretics" arouse more delight than among the leaders of Catholicism in Germany.
Page iii - OECHSLI, late Professor of Swiss History at the University of Zurich. Translated from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul.

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