The Middle Ages, Arts and State Building News

Switzerland in the Making

Forum Schweizerische Geschichte. Foto: www.nationalmuseum.ch

The new permanent exhibition at the Forum of Swiss History in Schwyz shows ‘Switzerland in the Making’. The exhibition focuses on the foundation and early development of the Swiss Confederacy in the Middle Ages. The history of the Swiss Confederation goes back more than seven hundred years. The beginning of Switzerland is still debated: when, … Read more » “Switzerland in the Making”

Swiss Transition to Christianity

Cathedral of Chur. Photo: www.kath.ch

The beginning of the end of the ancient Roman world and the transition to the Middle Ages is usually called Late Antiquity. This age of transition from Roman to Christian Switzerland was far from the dark or obscure world that posterity made of it. The dissolution of the western part of the Roman Empire was … Read more » “Swiss Transition to Christianity”

Romainmôtier revisited

Romainmôtier Monastery, 11th century. Photo: Wikipedia

The documentary  ‘Romainmôtier Revisité’ is a journey back in time, to the foundation of one of the oldest monasteries and churches on Swiss soil. Romainmôtier was a small Gallo-Roman village where two monks founded a new monastery in the fifth or sixth century. The first building is from the sixth or early seven century. The … Read more » “Romainmôtier revisited”