By OLIVER ZIMMER
Oliver Zimmer examines the ways that the Swiss outlined their nationwide identification within the 19th century, within the face of a altering family and foreign historical past. Zimmer explores why the kingdom turned the focal point of public predicament at specific ancient junctures, how diverse social actors created and re-created Swiss nationhood, and why the Swiss embraced a few definitions instead of others. starting within the 1760s, which witnessed the genesis of an early nationwide move, the e-book results in the Nineties while Switzerland built right into a sleek country.
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O exle, ‘D eutungsschem ata der sozialen W irklichkeit im frühen und hohen Mittelalter. ), M en ta litä ten im M ittela lter: M e th o d isc h e u n d in h a ltlich e P ro b lem e (Sigm aringen: Jan Thorbecke, 1987), pp. 6 5 -1 1 7 . 45 S ee Im H of, M y th o s S ch w eiz, p. 74. 46 Sieber-Lehm ann and W ilhelm ini, In H e lve tio s, p. 4. , p. 80. 4K On the identity-forging role o f such m yth-sym bol com plexes, see John Armstrong, N a tio n s B e fo r e N a tio n a lism (Chapel Hill/London: U niversity o f North Carolina Press, 1982), p.
33 Peyer, ‘Entstehung der E idgenossenschaft’, p. 339. The defeat at M arignano in 1515 signalled the end o f the C onfederation’s expansionist tem ptations. It also inaugurated a new era in w hich Confederate soldiers w ere in high demand as m ercenaries in foreign armies. S ee N icolas Morard, ‘A u f der H öhe der M acht’, in Beatrix M esm er e t al. ), G esch ich te d e r S c h w e iz u n d d e r Sc h w e ize r (B asel: H elbing & Lichtenhahn, 1986), pp. 2 9 5 -3 5 3 . 34 A s Te B rake and others have em phasised, the ‘form ation o f leagues or confed erations in defense o f com m on political interests vis-a-vis aggressive princes' w as not exceptional during the M iddle Ages.
59 Bernhard Stettler in his introduction to Tschudi, C hronicon H e lve tic u m , vol. II, p. 20. , vol. I, p. 37, Peter Stadler writes that Tschudi tried to ‘show that the em ergence o f the S w iss C on federation [was] the product neither o f rebellion nor o f an endeavour to destroy the given status order, but merely an attempt by an old, status-conscious com m unity to secure its independence’. 60 It is obvious that the m yths’ popular resonance did not depend upon their being factually accurate.