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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 country grew to become the focal point of public trouble at specific old junctures, how various 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 publication leads to the Eighteen Nineties while Switzerland constructed right into a sleek state.

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83; Marchal, ‘D ie A lten E idgenossen’, pp. 3 2 6 -3 5 . 66 For a study that contains material on early-m odern Sw itzerland, see Peter B lickle, G e m e in d e re ­ fo rm a tio n . D ie M e n sch e n d e s 16. Ja h rh u n d e rts a u f d e m Weg zum H e il (M unich: C. Oldenbourg, 1985), p. 195. 67 Jürgen Habermas, S tru ktu rw a n d e l d e r Ö ffentlichkeit. U n tersu ch ungen zu e in e r K ategorie d e r bürg erlich en G e se llsch a ft (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1990). ), H a b e rm a s a n d the P u b lic S p h ere (Cam bridge MA: M IT Press, 1992), p.

T he first reports that give evidence o f regular traffic over the Gotthard pass appeared after 1230. See G uy P. Marchal, ‘D ie Ursprünge der U nabhängigkeit’, in Ulrich Im H of e t al. ), G esch ich te d e r S ch w eiz u n d d e r S c h w e ize r (Basel: H elbing & Lichtenhahn, 1986), p. 153; Hans Conrad Peyer, ‘D ie Entstehung der E idgenossenschaft’, in H a ndbuch d e r S c h w e ize r G esch ich te, vol. I (Zurich: Berichthaus, 1980), p. 228. 17 S ee Deutsch, S c h w e iz a ls p a ra d ig m a tisc h e r Fall, p.

55 The myth o f foundation found expression in the legend about the Oath o f the Riitli, w hile the myth o f liberation was per­ sonified in the figure o f W ilhelm Tell. A ccording to the myth o f foundation, the H absburg Yoke provided the im petus behind the conclusion o f a secret alliance betw een the leaders o f Uri, Schw yz and Unterw alden. The legend has it that this alliance was concluded secretly on the Riitli meadow above Lake Uri in A ugust o f 1307. The notion that the C onfederates had liberated them selves from an external enemy, already present in the foundation myth, was then personalised in the legend o f W ilhelm Tell.

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