Category: Modern Age

21. September 2017

Modern Age | Research

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Mystery of the St. Gallen Globe solved

A drawing found in a junk shop has turned out to be a document of great historical value. New discoveries have allowed the mystery of the St. Gallen Globe to be solved. A detective story from times past.

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19. September 2017

Modern Age | Church

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The Register of Benefactors – an Early Modern book of sponsors

Sponsor boards are omnipresent at sporting, cultural and musical events these days. Even Einsiedeln Abbey received sponsorship. In return its sponsors found themselves in a manuscript known as the “Register of Benefactors”.

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8. September 2017

Modern Age | Fashion

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Stitch by stitch

Next time you’re stuck with a boring task, take comfort from the following true story…

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6. September 2017

Modern Age | Politics

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Züriputsch

On 6 September 1839, thousands of farmers from the Zurich Oberland, armed with morning stars, halberds, pitchforks and cudgels, advanced on the cantonal capital city to topple the government. It was one of the bloody climaxes of the conflict between liberals and conservatives in the wild Switzerland of the 1840s.

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7. August 2017

Modern Age | Economy

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Scrooge McDuck and Switzerland

What is the connection between Scrooge McDuck and Switzerland? The love of a certain special coin.

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