The Resource Early modern democracy in the Grisons : social order and political language in a Swiss mountain canton, 1470-1620, Randolph C. Head

Early modern democracy in the Grisons : social order and political language in a Swiss mountain canton, 1470-1620, Randolph C. Head

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Early modern democracy in the Grisons : social order and political language in a Swiss mountain canton, 1470-1620
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Early modern democracy in the Grisons
Title remainder
social order and political language in a Swiss mountain canton, 1470-1620
Statement of responsibility
Randolph C. Head
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eng
Summary
  • The Freestate of the Three Leagues in the Grisons, a rural confederation in the Swiss Alps, was one of the most unusual political entities found in early modern Europe
  • In the sixteenth century, its inhabitants enjoyed popular sovereignty and remarkable local autonomy, and many of them insisted on political equality among citizens, and on political leaders' responsibilities to their communities. The author uses pamphlets and political documents to trace the Freestate's evolution, focusing on its institutional structure and on the political language used by its inhabitants. This language included radical statements about "democracy" and rule by the "common man." Even so, the Freestate participated in contemporary European political developments; but because it was different, it provides new perspectives on political ideas in sixteenth-century Europe. The Rhaetian Freestate was not typical, but rather represents a political culture distinct from both absolutism and later liberal ideas
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Head, Randolph Conrad
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DQ498
LC item number
.H43 1995
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Graubünden (Switzerland)
  • Graubünden (Switzerland)
  • Switzerland
  • Grisons (Suisse)
  • Grisons (Suisse)
  • Graubünden
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Politieke structuur
  • Democratie
  • Démocratie
  • Gesellschaft
  • Politische Beteiligung
  • Geschichte 1470-1620
  • Politisches System
  • Politische Sprache
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Early modern democracy in the Grisons : social order and political language in a Swiss mountain canton, 1470-1620, Randolph C. Head
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-280) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Social order, politics, and political language in Graubunden, 1470-1620 -- 1. Communalism and other political models in Europe and in Graubunden -- 2. Graubunden to 1520: geography, society, history -- 3. Local practice and federal government in the Freestate -- 4. From consolidation to communal politics: the Freestate, ca. 1530-1580 -- 5. Elite power and popular constraint in sixteenth-century Rhaetia -- 6. Reform, communal action and crisis, ca. 1580-1639 -- 7. Political language and political cosmology during the crisis years -- Conclusion: Democracy in early modern Graubunden
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780521470865
Lccn
95150094
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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  • (OCoLC)32226644
  • (OCoLC)ocm32226644
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Early modern democracy in the Grisons : social order and political language in a Swiss mountain canton, 1470-1620, Randolph C. Head
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Social order, politics, and political language in Graubunden, 1470-1620 -- 1. Communalism and other political models in Europe and in Graubunden -- 2. Graubunden to 1520: geography, society, history -- 3. Local practice and federal government in the Freestate -- 4. From consolidation to communal politics: the Freestate, ca. 1530-1580 -- 5. Elite power and popular constraint in sixteenth-century Rhaetia -- 6. Reform, communal action and crisis, ca. 1580-1639 -- 7. Political language and political cosmology during the crisis years -- Conclusion: Democracy in early modern Graubunden
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780521470865
Lccn
95150094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32226644
  • (OCoLC)ocm32226644

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