Unser Wohnort Ist ein Wilder Berg : Sapüner Schriftstimmen
Unser Wohnort Ist ein Wilder Berg: Sapüner Schriftstimmen (Where We Live Is a Wild Mountain: Written Voices from Sapün) is a historical collection of "written voices" from farmers, schoolchildren, teachers, and local officials from the small village of Sapün in the Swiss Alps. Facsimile reproductions of handwritten letters and documents are accompanied by extensive commentary and are interspersed with contemporary photographs of the high valley. Sample documents include a schedule of the Fondei school and a table showing the remembrances from teachers and students, a detailed dowry list, and love poems. Other subjects addressed in the documents, such as finances, magic and popular medicine, and death, serve to highlight the everyday lives of mountain people in the 18th and 19th centuries in Sapün.
Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung
European History | German Language and Literature | Social History
Walsers -- Switzerland; Switzerland -- Social conditions -- 18th century; Switzerland -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Richardson, Peter N.; Mattli, Georg A.; and Mattli, Peter A., "Unser Wohnort Ist ein Wilder Berg : Sapüner Schriftstimmen" (2014). Linfield Authors Book Gallery. 56.