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Paperback Early Modern Democracy in the Grisons: Social Order and Political Language in a Swiss Mountain Canton, 1470 1620 Book

ISBN: 0521893798

ISBN13: 9780521893794

Early Modern Democracy in the Grisons: Social Order and Political Language in a Swiss Mountain Canton, 1470 1620

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The Freestate of the Three Leagues in the Grisons, a rural confederation in the Swiss Alps, was one of the most unusual political entities 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 of this 1995 book uses pamphlets and political...

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