"Covering topics such as religious tolerance, historical paintings, the myths of Swiss identity, understanding of fatherland, and even silence, the (...) essays in this work takes the range of what comprises knowledge and orthodoxy seriously and with fascinating results. The book itself is beautifully presented (... and) brings together the work of European and North American scholars and includes essays from senior German-speaking scholars whose work have rarely appeared in English." Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer, Renaissance Quarterly (2008) 589-590. "It is difficult to single out particular essays for special praise since they are all very good." Amy Nelson Burnett, Sixteenth Century Journal 40:4 (2009) 1208-1209.
About the Author
Randolph C. Head, Ph.D. (1992), University of Virginia, is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. His research on institutional culture in early modern Switzerland includes Early Modern Democracy in the Grisons (1995) and articles in major journals. Daniel Christensen, Ph.D. (2004), University of California, Riverside, is Assistant Professor of History at Biola University. His research interests include the politics of epidemic disease in early modern Germany and the interplay of Christianity and politics in post-Reformation Germany.