A Laboratory of Liberty: The Transformation of Political Culture in Republican Switzerland, 1750-1848 (Studies in Central European Histories)

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Based on a tradition of political innovation, Swiss citizens recalibrated their understanding of liberty and republicanism through public political debates, during the revolutionary transformation to a rights-based society. The resulting hybrid political culture enhances our understanding of the international Age of Revolution.

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Marc H. Lerner, Ph. D. (2003) in History, Columbia University, is Associate Professor of History at the University of Mississippi, where he has been teaching since 2005. His research interests are focused on revolutionary Europe in comparative perspective, republicanism, democracy and the transition to political modernity.

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What the press said about the hardback edition: [An] [...] excellent monograph [...]. [...] Lerner s book on Switzerland is a superb piece of scholarship that will interest historians whose subjects lie way beyond the frontiers of that fascinating and intriguing country. Mike Rapport, University of Glasgow, "American Historical Review," Vol. 118, No. 3 (June 2013), pp. 947-948 Rooted in extensive research in various Swiss archives, his emphasis on public opinion adds a valuable piece and moves the volume beyond conventional intellectual histories. [...] "Laboratory of Liberty" [is] of use to scholars well beyond the field of Swiss history. Martin Kalb, Northern Arizona University, "Swiss American Historical Review," Vol. 48, No. 3 (Nov., 2012), pp. 80-81 Lerner gelingt auf diese Art ein faszinierender Einblick in die Vielfaltigkeit, Hybriditat und Uneinheitlichkeit des Republikanismus und seiner Freiheitsvorstellungen am Ubergang in die Moderne. [...] Es gehort auch zu den Verdiensten dieser Studie, darauf bedacht zu sein, das Fallbeispiel Schweiz nicht isoliert zu betrachten, sondern den politischen Transformationsprozess in der Eidgenossenschaft konsequent in die grossen europaischen Entwicklungslinien einzubetten und damit als Beitrag fur das bessere Verstandnis der Transitionsperiode in einer europaischen Perspektive zu verstehen. Andre Holenstein, Historisches Institut der Universitat Bern, "H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews," Oct. 2012 Le livre de Marc Lerner remplit un vide evident pour quiconque s interesse a l ere des revolutions. [...] Marc Lerner apporte ici un travail passionnant sur les continuites et discontinuites dans l histoire de la Suisse, qui permet de mieux comprendre sa configuration actuelle. Annie Jourdan, University of Amsterdam, "Annales historiques de la Revolution francaise," No. 369 (July/September 2012), pp.169-172"

The press about the hardback edition: [An] [...] excellent monograph [...]. [...] Lerner s book on Switzerland is a superb piece of scholarship that will interest historians whose subjects lie way beyond the frontiers of that fascinating and intriguing country. Mike Rapport, University of Glasgow, "American Historical Review," Vol. 118, No. 3 (June 2013), pp. 947-948 Rooted in extensive research in various Swiss archives, his emphasis on public opinion adds a valuable piece and moves the volume beyond conventional intellectual histories. [...] "Laboratory of Liberty" [is] of use to scholars well beyond the field of Swiss history. Martin Kalb, Northern Arizona University, "Swiss American Historical Review," Vol. 48, No. 3 (Nov., 2012), pp. 80-81 Lerner gelingt auf diese Art ein faszinierender Einblick in die Vielfaltigkeit, Hybriditat und Uneinheitlichkeit des Republikanismus und seiner Freiheitsvorstellungen am Ubergang in die Moderne. [...] Es gehort auch zu den Verdiensten dieser Studie, darauf bedacht zu sein, das Fallbeispiel Schweiz nicht isoliert zu betrachten, sondern den politischen Transformationsprozess in der Eidgenossenschaft konsequent in die grossen europaischen Entwicklungslinien einzubetten und damit als Beitrag fur das bessere Verstandnis der Transitionsperiode in einer europaischen Perspektive zu verstehen. Andre Holenstein, Historisches Institut der Universitat Bern, "H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews," Oct. 2012 Le livre de Marc Lerner remplit un vide evident pour quiconque s interesse a l ere des revolutions. [...] Marc Lerner apporte ici un travail passionnant sur les continuites et discontinuites dans l histoire de la Suisse, qui permet de mieux comprendre sa configuration actuelle. Annie Jourdan, University of Amsterdam, "Annales historiques de la Revolution francaise," No. 369 (July/September 2012), pp.169-172"

The press about the hardback edition: [An] [...] excellent monograph [...]. [...] Lerner s book on Switzerland is a superb piece of scholarship that will interest historians whose subjects lie way beyond the frontiers of that fascinating and intriguing country. Mike Rapport, University of Glasgow, American Historical Review, Vol. 118, No. 3 (June 2013), pp. 947-948 Rooted in extensive research in various Swiss archives, his emphasis on public opinion adds a valuable piece and moves the volume beyond conventional intellectual histories. [...] Laboratory of Liberty [is] of use to scholars well beyond the field of Swiss history. Martin Kalb, Northern Arizona University, Swiss American Historical Review, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Nov., 2012), pp. 80-81 Lerner gelingt auf diese Art ein faszinierender Einblick in die Vielfaltigkeit, Hybriditat und Uneinheitlichkeit des Republikanismus und seiner Freiheitsvorstellungen am Ubergang in die Moderne. [...] Es gehort auch zu den Verdiensten dieser Studie, darauf bedacht zu sein, das Fallbeispiel Schweiz nicht isoliert zu betrachten, sondern den politischen Transformationsprozess in der Eidgenossenschaft konsequent in die grossen europaischen Entwicklungslinien einzubetten und damit als Beitrag fur das bessere Verstandnis der Transitionsperiode in einer europaischen Perspektive zu verstehen. Andre Holenstein, Historisches Institut der Universitat Bern, H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews, Oct. 2012 Le livre de Marc Lerner remplit un vide evident pour quiconque s interesse a l ere des revolutions. [...] Marc Lerner apporte ici un travail passionnant sur les continuites et discontinuites dans l histoire de la Suisse, qui permet de mieux comprendre sa configuration actuelle. Annie Jourdan, University of Amsterdam, Annales historiques de la Revolution francaise, No. 369 (July/September 2012), pp.169-172"

The press about the hardback edition: "[An] excellent monograph [...] Lerner's book on Switzerland is a superb piece of scholarship that will interest historians whose subjects lie way beyond the frontiers of that fascinating and intriguing country." - Mike Rapport, University of Glasgow, in: American Historical Review 118/3 (June 2013), pp. 947-948 "Rooted in extensive research in various Swiss archives, his emphasis on public opinion adds a valuable piece and moves the volume beyond conventional intellectual histories. [...] Laboratory of Liberty [is] of use to scholars well beyond the field of Swiss history." - Martin Kalb, Northern Arizona University, in: Swiss American Historical Review 48/3 (Nov. 2012), pp. 80-81 "Lerner gelingt auf diese Art ein faszinierender Einblick in die Vielfaltigkeit, Hybriditat und Uneinheitlichkeit des Republikanismus und seiner Freiheitsvorstellungen am Ubergang in die Moderne. [...] Es gehort auch zu den Verdiensten dieser Studie, darauf bedacht zu sein, das Fallbeispiel Schweiz nicht isoliert zu betrachten, sondern den politischen Transformationsprozess in der Eidgenossenschaft konsequent in die groen europaischen Entwicklungslinien einzubetten und damit als Beitrag fur das bessere Verstandnis der Transitionsperiode in einer europaischen Perspektive zu verstehen." - Andre Holenstein, Historisches Institut der Universitat Bern, in: H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews, Oct. 2012 "Le livre de Marc Lerner remplit un vide evident pour quiconque s'interesse a l'ere des revolutions. [...] Marc Lerner apporte ici un travail passionnant sur les continuites et discontinuites dans l'histoire de la Suisse, qui permet de mieux comprendre sa configuration actuelle." - Annie Jourdan, University of Amsterdam, in: Annales historiques de la Revolution francaise 369 (July/September 2012), pp.169-172

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