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Switzerland-msg - 9/17/12


Medieval Swiss history. Resources.


NOTE: See also the files: SwissGuard-msg, Germany-msg, Italy-msg, Europe-msg, mercenaries-msg, Landsknechts-msg, cheese-msg.





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   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



From: james koch <alchem at en.com>

Organization: alchem inc

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: ???  Re: Swiss History

Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 17:49:30 -0400


> I'm fairly new to the SCA (1 week, to be exact) and I wanted to create

> a 14th c. Swiss (Canton Bern) persona.  After checking the local

> university library, I still haven't come up with any decent source

> material for medieval Swiss history in English.  Anybody have any

> tips, pointers, suggestions?


> Johan von der Luetschine


From my travels I have learned that Switzerland is one of those rare

fortunate European countries which doesn't really have much history.

You won't go far wrong though if you look at the surrounding countries

for examples.  If your personna is from around Zurich, look at German

examples. For Geneva (Lac Lehman) try France.  Southern Switzerland

shares quite a bit with Northern Italy (although the Swiss don't like to

admit this).  


Jim Koch (Gladius The Alchemist)



From: arwynn16 at gmail.com

Subject: Re: [MR] Question to the general populace:

Date: May 12, 2011 6:38:31 PM CDT

To: StefanliRous at austin.rr.com, guiendolyn at yahoo.com


Well, I've never been to Switzerland, but if I would be going I would try to sightsee and catch some castle tours. What about Ch√Ęteau de Grandson, Castelgrande Bellinzona and/or Castle Lenzburg?




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