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The Romandie: An Open Landscape

Tom Scott

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560: Between Accommodation and Aggression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198725275
eISBN:
9780191792618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725275.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Much of francophone Switzerland (the Romandie) was a region open to rival political powers. Savoy controlled the Chablais and the Vaud, but Burgundy had designs upon the Romandie, and so did France, ... More


The Vagaries of Conquest

Tom Scott

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560: Between Accommodation and Aggression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198725275
eISBN:
9780191792618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725275.003.0026
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Bern conquered the Vaud and relieved Geneva in the first two months of 1536, the army then marching on to occupy the western Chablais. But Bern’s ultimate intentions were unclear, and there were ... More


The Spoils of War

Tom Scott

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560: Between Accommodation and Aggression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198725275
eISBN:
9780191792618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725275.003.0027
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Despite its Catholicism, Fribourg, as a former subject, sought to revenge itself upon Savoy by laying claim to the northern Chablais (with covert backing from the Catholic Valais) and to Gruyère, ... More


The Romandie Reconfigured

Tom Scott

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560: Between Accommodation and Aggression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198725275
eISBN:
9780191792618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725275.003.0029
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

The restoration of Duke Emmanuel Philibert to Savoy in 1564 led to Bern surrendering lands beyond the Vaud (Gex, western Chablais), while the Valais communes gave up the eastern Chablais. The ... More


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