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First posted on December 9th 2007, last revised on December 12th 2013






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Basel long was under the authority of the Prince-Bishop of Basel. In the 14th century it acquired autonomy. Basel joined the Swiss Federation in 1501 and introduced the Reformation in 1529. Only now the last ties with the Diocese of Basel were cut.
Over the years Basel had acquired territory in the hinterland, which was administrated (without representation) by the authorities of Basel. In 1815 Canton Basel annexed the Laufenthal, hitherto part of the Princebishopric of Basel, and Catholic.
In 1833 Canton Basel split into Canton Basel-Stadt (the city) and Canton Basel-Land (the countryside); both remain part of Switzerland

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Country Profiles . Links . Organizations . Accounts of History . Politics . Military History . Economic History . Social History . Ethnography
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Country Profiles Current Article Basel City, from Wikipedia
Article Kanton Basel-Stadt, from Wikipedia German edition
Historic M. Lutz, Kurze Beschreibung der Stadt und des Kantons Basel, 1811, in German, posted on Google Books
M. Lutz, Kurze Beschreibung und Geschichte und des Kantons Basel, für den Schulgebrauch auf dem Lande bestimmt, 1829, posted on Google Books
Links General Kategorie : Basel, from Wikipedia German edition
on History Category : History of Basel, from Wikipedia
Clio Online, keyword Basel Stadt; German language History Portal
Kategorie : Geschichte (Basel), from Wikipedia German edition
Kanton Basel Stadt, from GenWiki, Cantons Basel : Basel District and Basel City, from Swiss Genealogy on the Internet
Organizations Burgenfreunde beider Basel
Historische und Antiquarische Gesellschaft zu Basel
Genealogisch-Heraldische Gesellschaft der Region Basel
Historical Dictionaries Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz (in German), Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse (in French), Dizionario storico della Svizzera (in Italian)
a brief historical dictionary in English this site
H.J. Leu, Allgemeines Eydgenössisches oder Schweitzerisches Lexicon, vol.1 : A, 1747, vol.2 : B-Be, 1748, vol.3 : Be-Bi, 1749, vol.4 : Bi-Ca, 1750, vol.5 : C-D, 1751, vol.6 : D-F, 1752, vol.7 : F, 1753, vol.8 : Ga-Go, 1754, vol.9 : Go-He, 1754, vol.10 : He-K, 1756, vol.11 : K-Le, 1756, vol.12 : Le-Me, 1757, vol.13 : Me-N, 1757, vol.14 : N-R, 1758, vol.15 : R, 1759, vol.16 : Sa-Se, 1760, vol.17 : Se-T, 1762, vol.18 : T, U, V, 1763, vol.19 : W, 1764, vol.20 : X, Y, Z, 1765, in German, posted on Google Books
Timelines
Accounts of History General, Modern Article Basel City : History; Canton of Basel
Article Kanton Basel Stadt : Geschichte, from Wikipedia German edition
Canton de Bale, from Memo, in French
Article Basel (-Stadt), from Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz, in German, many subfiles
General, Historical Chr. Wurtsisen, Baszler Chronick, 1580, in German, Gb
J.G. Gross, Kurtze Bassler Chronick, 1624, in German, posted on Google Books
J.Chr. Beck, Christian Wursteisens kurzer Begriff der Geschichte von Basel 1757, in German, posted on Google Books
P. Ochs, Geschichte der Stadt und Landschaft Basel vol.1 1785, IA, vol.2 1792, IA, vol.3 (1796) 1819, IA, vol.4 (1796) 1819, IA, vol.5 (1796) 1821, IA, vol.6 (1796) 1821, GB, vol.7 (1797) 1821, IA, vol.8 (1797) 1822, IA, in German
M. Lutz, Chronik von Basel oder die Hauptmomente der basslerischen Geschichte , 1809, in German, posted on Google Books
R. Wackernagel, Geschichte der Stadt Basel (1907) 1968, posted on Internet Archive
Specific Periods A. Heussler, Die Trennung des Kantons Basel, 1839, in German, IA
A. Heussler, Verfassungsgeschichte der Stadt Basel im Mittelalter , 1860, in German, IA
K. Weber, Die Revolution im Kanton Basel, 1830-1833, 1907, in German, IA
F. Vischer, Der Kanton Basel von der Auflösung der Nationalversammlung bis zum Ausbruche des zweiten Koalitionskrieges (April 1798-März 1799.), 1905, in German, IA
Beitraäge zur Geschichte Basels, 1839, in German, IA
F.L. von Keller, Die Baseler Theilungssache : Nach den Acten dargestellt 1834, in German, GB
Historiography
Politics Article : Basel City : Politics, from Wikipedia
Article : Kanton Basel Stadt : Verfassung, from Wikipedia German edition
Military
Economy & Finances Articles Basel City : Economy, from Wikipedia
Article : Kanton Basel Stadt : Wirtschaft, from Wikipedia German edition
B. Harms, Die Münz- und Geldpolitik der Stadt Basel im Mittelalter, 1907, in German, IA
G.F. von Schönberg, Finanzverhältnisse der Stadt Basel im XIV. Und XV. Jahrundert, 1879, in German, IA
Social History A.E. Burckhardt, Demographie und Epidemiologie der Stadt Basel wähhrend der letzten drei Jahrhunderte, 1601-1900, 1908, in German, IA
Ethnography
Religion Basel, from Passionsspiele im Alpenländischen Raum
A. Wolf, Die Juden in Basel, 1543-1872, 1909, in German, posted on Internet Archive
J.J. Herzog, Das Leben Johannes Oekolampads und die Reformation der Kirche zu Basel, 1843, in German, posted on Internet Archive
J. Burckhardt, Kurze Geschichte der Reformation in Basel, 1818, posted on Google Books
Geschichte des Bistum Basel
Local History Articles Basel : History, from Wikipedia
Articles Basel Gemeinde : Geschichte, from Wikipedia German edition
Institutions Structurae : Basel City
Category : Buildings and Structures in Basel, from Wikipedia
R. Thommsen, Geschichte der Universität Basel, 1532-1632 1889, posted on Internet Archive
M. Lutz, Geschichte der Universität Basel: Von ihrer Gründung bis zu ihrer neuesten ..., 1826, in German, posted on Internet Archive
W. Vischer, Geschichte der Universitaät Basel von der Gruündung 1460 bis zur Reformation 1529, 1860, in German, posted on Internet Archive
Culture
Biographies Articles : Basel : People from Basel, from Wikipedia
J. Schneller, Die Bischöfe von Basel: ein chronologischer Nekrolog, 1830, in German, posted on Google Books
Environmental History
Others Article : Basler Kantonsteilung, from Wikipedia German edition
E.R. Frey, Die Quellen des Basler Stadtrechts namentlich der Gerichtsordnung von 1719, 1830, in German, posted on Google Books
I. Stockmeyer, B. reber, Beiträge zur Basler Buchdruckergeschichte , 1811, in German, posted on Google Books

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED PRIMARY SOURCES
Historical Data . Statistical Data . Documents Newspapers . Yearbooks . Image Databanks . Archival Deposits . Laws . Historiography
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Historical Data Lists of Statesmen List of 'Bürgermeister' 1833-, from World Statesmen by Ben Cahoon
List of Consuls Political Graveyard : Switzerland, has incomplete list of U.S. consuls in Basel
Statistical Data Population Figures Switzerland, Historical Population Statistics of the Provinces, from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Election Results Kanton Basel-Stadt : Wahlen und Abstimmungen - Archiv, since 1999
Documents Historical Newspapers Basler Zeitung 1831-1836, in German, GB
Online Yearbooks Staatskalender
Switzerland
Regimentsbuch der XXII Kantone der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft : Kanton Basel, pp.121-134 in 1828 edition, pp.126-139 in 1829 edition, in German, GB
Staatshandbuch der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft, 1837, BSB
Staatskalender der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft 1856, BSB, 1858, BSB, 1859, BSB, 1860-1861, BSB, 1861-1862, BSB, 1862-1863, BSB, 1863-1864, BSB, 1864-1865, BSB, 1865-1866, BSB, 1866-1867, BSB, 1867-1868, BSB, 1868-1869, BSB, 1869-1870 GB
Die Bundesbehörden der schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft (current)
Staatskalender
Basel Stadt
According to Swiss Electronic Library, the Staatskalender Basel Stadt is issued since 1937; Basler Staatskalender (on both cantons) is issued since 1960
Staatskalender Basel Stadt, from Kanton Basel Stadt, current
International Genealogisch-historisch-statistischer Almanach, Canton Basel, 1830, p.474, 1831 p.479, 1832 p.548, in German, GB
Image Databanks Category : Historical Images of Basel, Historical Images of the Canton of Basel-City, from Wikimedia Commons
Bilddatenbank, from Fotostiftung Schweiz
Alte Ansichtskarten Schweiz
Index of Historical Images : Switzerland (3 on Basel), from KJA
Verzeichnis der öffentlich zugänglichen Totentänze : Schweiz (Index of Publicly Accessible Death Dances, Switzerland), Verzeichnis der zerstörten oder unzugänglichen Totentänze : Schweiz (Index of Destroyed or Inaccessible Death Dances, Switzerland), from Totentanz Online, scroll down for Basel; in German
Historische Reisef?rer und Reiseprospekte - Schweiz from Heimatsammlung; search for Basel; commercial site
Search Swiss Electronic Library for Basel, click "Online Resources" (on the right, click "images" on the right
Archival Deposits
Constitutions Verfassungen im Kanton Basel (Constitutions in C. B.), posted by Verfassungen.eu, in German
Laws Rechtsquellen von Basel: Stadt und Land ..., 1856, in German, posted on Internet Archive
Ordnung so ain Ersame Statt Basel den ersten tag Apprilis in irer Statt und Lanndtschafft fürhin zehalten erkannt, 1529, in German, GB
Systematische Gesetzessammlung Basel-Stadt, current
Historiography
Document Collections Swissdox; site permitting to download historical Swiss documents; charges fee
Urkundenbuch der Stadt Basel, vol.1, 1890, vol.4, 1899, vol.5, 1900, vol.6, 1902, vol.7, 1899, vol.10, 1908, IA
Aktensammlung zur Geschichte der Basler Reformation in den Jahren 1519 bis Anfang 1534. Im Auftrage der Historischen und Antiquarischen Gesellschaft zu Basel, vol.1, 1921, vol.2, 1933, vol.3, 1937, vol.4, 1941, vol.5, 1945, vol.6, 1950, in German,IA
Aktenstücke betreffend die Reorganisation und neue Umschreibung des Bisthums Basel, 1828, in German, GB
Urkunden betreffend die Stiftung u. die Freyheiten der Universitet zu Basel, 1801, GB
Kanton Basel Stadt, Verwaltungsberichte / Jahresberichte 2002-
Individual Documents Rechnungsbuch der Froben & Episcopius, Buchdrucker und Buchhaändler zu Basel, 1557-1564, 1881, in German, posted on Internet Archive
H. Weiss, Neues Nummern-Büchlein der Grossen und kleinen Stadt Basel und deren Bahn, 1834, in German, posted on Google Books
M. Lutz, Baslerisches Bürger-Buch: enthaltend alle gegenwärtig in der Stadt Basel eingebürgerte Geschlechter ..., 1819, in German, posted on Google Books
Historical Maps general collections Digitale Historische Karten der Schweiz, search for Basel
Search Swiss Electronic Library for Basel, click "Online Resources" (on the right, click "maps" on the right
responsible institution see Geoportal Basel Stadt, below
entire canton, modern Map : Medieval Traffic Routes in Switzerland, Ecclesiastical Administrative Division in Switzerland c.1300, Territorial Development Swiss Confederacy, 1291-1797, Switzerland : Political Structure 1474, Switzerland : Political Structure 1530, Switzerland : Political Structure 1560, Political Structure in the 18th Century, Helvetic Republic 1798 (suggestion in draft to 1st H. constitution), Helvetic Republic 1798/1799 , Helvetic Republic 1801 (const. of Malmaison), Helvetic Republic 1802 (2nd H. constitution), Switzerland 1803-1813, Switzerland 1815-1847, division into cantons, from Wikipedia
Historische Verkehrswege im Kanton Basel-Stadt
entire canton, contemporary
detail, modern Historischer Plan von Basel (1902), posted by Peter Hug
detail, contemporary Geoportal Basel Stadt, Historische Karten
City Maps : Basel 1897, from Discus Media
Basel, from Historic Cities
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
General Articles Basel (Canton), Basel (City), from EB 1911
Articles Basel (Kanton), Basel (Stadt), from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Article Basel (Kanton), from Brockhaus Konversationslexikon 1894-1896, in German
Religious
Economic J. Chr. Nelkenbrecher, Allgemeines Taschenbuch der Münz-, Maass- und Gewichtskunde für Banquiers und Kaufleute (General Manual on Coinage, Measurement and Weights, for Bankers and Merchants) Berlin 1832, in German, entries Basel, posted by DTBSWS
J. Chr. Nelckenbrecher, Taschenbuch eines Banquiers und Kaufmanns enthaltend eine Erklärung aller ein- und ausländischen Münzen ..., Berlin : Wever 1769, in German, entries Basel, posted by DTBSWS
Basle, pp.32-34 in vol.2 of S. Ricard, Traite general du commerce, 1781, in French, GB
Basle et Eveche, p.408 in J.R. Ruelle, Operations des Changes des principales places de l'Europe, 1774, in French, GB
Political Basel, pp.1091-1092 in F.L. Bressler, Die Heutigen Christlichen Souverainen von Europa, 1698, in German, GB
Zürich, Basel und Schaffhausen, pp.441-488 in J. Simmler et al., Von dem Regiment der loblichen Eydgenossenschaft, zwei Bücher, 1735, in German, GB
Geographical Der Stand und Kanton Basel, pp.487-590 in vol.2 of J.C. Faesi, Genaue und vollst?dige Staats- und Erd-Beschreibung der ganzen Eidgenossschaft, derselben gemeinen Herrschaften und zugewandten Orten, 1766, in German, GB
Stadt und Ort Basel, pp.58-94 in vol.2 of J.C. Füsslin, Staats- und Erdbeschreibung der schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft 1770, in German, GB
Der Kanton Basel, pp.85-88 in vol.5 : Helvetien oder die Schweiz und Italien of Th. Fr. Ehrmann, Neueste Länder-und Völkerkunde, 1808, in German, GB
Historical Basel, pp.1228-1229 in vol.2 part 1 of A. Desing, Auxilia Historica oder Behülff zu den Historischen und dazu erforderlichen Wissenschafften, 1741, GB
Parliamentary Debates
Postal Routes etc. Etat general des postes de France 1812, 1814, in French, GB; search for Basle, Bale etc.
K.Fr. Jahn, Post-Reise-Handbuch, 1833, in German, GB; search for Basel
Search Bradshaw's continental railway, steam transit, and general guide 1853, 1859, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, GB, for Basel, Basle, Bale
Tour Guides Search J. Murray, The hand-book for travellers in Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont: including the Protestant valleys of the Waldenses, 1811, GB, for Basel, Basle, Bale
Search Th. Roscoe, The tourist in Switzerland and Italy, 1830, GB, for Basel, Basle, Bale
Search K. Baedeker, Switzerland: with the neighboring lakes of northern Italy, Savoy, and the adjacent districts of Piedmont, Lombardy and the Tyrol, 1863, GB, for Basel, Basle, Bale
Search Englishman Abroad, Practical Swiss guide: Red book for Switzerland, the adjoining districts of Savoy, Piedmont, North Italy, the introductory routes from London, etc, 1864, GB, for Basel, Basle, Bale
Search J. Ball, A guide to the western Alps, 1866, GB, for Basel, Basle, Bale
Canton of Bale (City), pp.2-5 in Bradshaw's pedestrian route-book for Switzerland, Chamouni, and the Italian Lakes, 1870, GB
Travelogues
Exhibition Catalogues Switzerland, pp.1264- in vol.4 of Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue, Great Exhibition of 1851, 1851, search for Basel, Bale
Switzerland, pp.412- from Official catalogue of the industrial department, London Exhibition 1862, GB ; search for Basel, Bale
Institutions Archives Staatsarchiv des Kantons Basel-Stadt
Musea Historisches Museum Basel
Historisches Museum Basel, Katalog der mittelalterlichen Sammlung zu Basel , 1888, in German, posted on Internet Archive
Monuments Denkmalschutz Historische Militärbauten, from Armasuisse; scroll down for Solothurn, Basel Stadt, Basel Landschaft
Libraries
National Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW
Coins information on B. coins Basel Canton minted dated coins from 1805-1826, Basel City from 1491-1797 (Numiswiss)
Articles Basel Franc, Basel Thaler, from Wikipedia
catalogue of B. coins
part of a collection Early Dated Coins. An Online Adaptation of the Frey Catalogue of Dated European Coinage before 1501, six coins minted by Basel
Basil Coins, from Napoleonic Medals, scroll down for Switzerland
Search Coin Archives Basel
A. Geigy, Katalog der Basler Münzen und Medaillen der im historischen Museum zu Basel ..., 1899, in German, posted on Internet Archive
Basle, from Money Museum
R. Stuart Poole, A descriptive catalogue of Swiss coins in the South Kensington Museum, 1878, IA; Basel City and Canton pp.21-47
Basel, pp.1-123 in vol.2 of G.E. von Haller, Schweizerisches M?z- und Medaillenkabinet 1781, in German, GB

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND PRINT SOURCES
Bibliographies . Online Libraries . Thesis Servers . Online Journals . General Accounts . Specific Topics . Historical Dictionaries . Statistical Data . Yearbooks
Bibliographies general
on Basel official Basler Bibliographie
on Basel serial publications Verzeichnis der von der Historischen Gesellschaft zu Basel herausgegebenen selbständischen Publikationen (as of 1997)
Wider chapter on B. from Memo; from BibScout
Schweiz : Basel, from Computatio
Bücher und Schriften welche sich vorzugsweise auf Örtlichkeiten beziehen : Basel, pp.494-498 in vol.1 of Archiv für schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte, 1869, GB
specialist
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust
on Switzerland Swiss Electronic Library
Helvetic Archives, at the Swiss National Library
Thesis Server Registry of Open Access Repositories, Switzerland
Open Access Theses and Dissertations
Dissertationen-Server Univ. Zurich; links to other Swiss Univ.' Dissertation Servers
Online Journals full text online Directory of Open Access Journals
Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde 1902, IA, 1905, IA, 1907, IA
Beiträge zur vaterländischen Geschichte 1843, IA, 1846, IA, 1850, IA, 1854, IA, 1857, IA, 1860, IA, 1870, IA, 1888, IA, 1893, IA, 1896, IA, 1897, IA
contents online Zeitschriftenmagazin : Zeitschrift für die Geschichte des Oberrheins 1850-1885, 1886-1895, 1896-1905, 1906-1915, 1916-1927, 1918-1937, 1938-1969, 1970-2001, posted by S. Jenks
General Accounts
Specific Topics