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Municipal problems in mediaeval Switzerland

In Switzerland the chief cities were by this time either component parts of the Confederation or in alliance with it. Municipalities, therefore, entered into the borders of the higher state-craft and of diplomacy.

The 1356 Basel earthquake: an interdisciplinary revision

The 1356 Basel earthquake is well known as one of the most damaging events in intra-plate Europe within historical times. It was one of several devastating catastrophes in the 14th century.

The 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Morgarten

On November 15, 1315, an Austrian army of at least a few thousand men marched along the shores of Lake Ägeri in central Switzerland. It was here that they were ambushed by over a thousand Swiss farmers.

Avalanches in the Middle Ages

One of the dangers a medieval traveller might face when crossing through mountainous terrain is the threat of avalanches.

King’s sister, queen of dissent: Marguerite of Navarre (1492-1549) and her evangelical network

This study reconstructs the previously unknown history of the most important dissident group within France before the French Reformed Church formed during the 1550s.

Does a Reformation End?: Rethinking Religious Simulation in Sixteenth-Century Italy

A paper examining the Italian Reformation.

In Search of the Secrets of Medieval Organs

On Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, 2012, a concert and workshop focusing on the medieval organ were held at the Basel (Switzerland) Peterskirche. They dealt with concepts, designs, rep- ertoire and the medieval organ used in ensemble.

Body Mass and Body Mass Index estimation in medieval Switzerland

The aim of the present study is to test the available BM estimation formulae based on the femoral head breadth (Auerbach and Ruff 2004, Grine et al. 1995, McHenry 1992, Ruff et al. 1991) on skeletal populations from medieval Switzerland and to reconstruct the BM and the BMI within a specific temporal and geographical setting.

Total St Gall: Medieval Monastery as a Disciplinary Institution

How much was a medieval monastery reminiscent of a modern prison? Or insane asylum?

A Letter from Lewis of Savoy to Edward I

A Letter from Lewis of Savoy to Edward I By A.J. Taylor English Historical Review, Vol. 68 (1953) Introduction: The accidental death of Thomas of Savoy some few years before that of his uncle Count Philip was a matter of importance, for it meant that when Count Philip, the last of the eight sons of […]

The composition and manufacture of early medieval coloured window glass from Sion (Valais, Switzerland) : A Roman glass-making tradition or innovative craftsmanship?

The composition and manufacture of early medieval coloured window glass from Sion (Valais, Switzerland) : A Roman glass-making tradition or innovative craftsmanship? By S. Wolf et al. Archaeometry, Vol.47:2 (2005) Abstract: Archaeological excavations between 1984 and 2001 at the early Christian cemetery church in Sion, Sous-le-Scex (Rhône Valley, Switzerland), brought to light more than 400 […]

Convent of St. Gall

The town of St. Gall is located in northeast Switzerland and is widely known as a center of Christian theological study. The abbey library, built in the 8th century, houses approximately 160,000 priceless books and texts. The library was built behind the cathedral. The entrance is adorned with the Greek sentence which means The Hospital […]

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