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Schwyz Ticino
First posted on December 5th 2007, using Dr. Link Check on December 12th 2013






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In 1231 Uri gained immediate status within the Holy Roman Empire. In 1291, together with Schwyz and Unterwalden (Nidwalden and Obwalden) it established the Swiss Confederation. In 1440 Uri conquered the Leventina Valley (modern Ticino), which remained a subject territory of Uri until 1798. Uri would further hold a share in other subject territories. The mercenary trade was of great importance to Uri.
During the Reformation, Uri remained Catholic. In 1798 the French merged Uri, Schwyz, Nidwalden and Zug to form the Canton Waldstätte within the Helvetic Republic. In 1803 Uri was reconstituted as a separate canton within the Swiss Confederation. From 1845 to 1847 Uri formed part of the Sonderbund.
Today, Uri forms part of the region Central Switzerland (Zentralschweiz)

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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 Canton of Uri, from Wikipedia
Article Kanton Uri, from Wikipedia German edition
Historic K.F. Lusser, Der Kanton Uri, historisch-geographisch-statistisch geschildert, 1834, in German, GB
J. Sowerby, The Forest Cantons of Switzerland: Lucerne, Schwyz, Uri, Unterwalden (1892), IA
Links General
on History Clio Online, keyword Uri; German language History Portal
Kategorie : Geschichte (Kanton Uri), from Wikipedia German edition
Kanton Uri, from GenWiki, from Swiss Genealogy on the Internet
Organizations Societies Historischer Verein der Zentralschweiz (formerly Historischer Verein der Fünf Orte Luzern, Uri Schwuz, Underwalden ob dem Wald und nid dem Wald und Zug)
Historischer Verein Uri
Zentralschweizerische Gesellschaft für Familienforschung
Institutions see also Archives, Musea, Libraries further below
Kanton Uri, Abteilung Natur- und Heimatschutz
Historical Dictionary on Switzerland 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
on Uri
Timelines
Accounts of History General, Modern Article Canton of Uri : History, from Wikipedia
Article Geschichte des Kantons Uri, from Wikipedia German edition
General, Historical F.V. Schmid, Allgemeine Geschichte des Freystaats Ury, 1788, in German, GB
K.F. Lusser, Geschichte des Kantons Uri : von seinem Entstehen als Freistaat bis zur Verfassungs-Aenderung vom 5 Mai 1850, 1862, in German, GB
Specific Periods Article : Kanton Waldstätte, from Wikipedia German edition
Historiography
Politics Article : Canton of Uri : Politics, from Wikipedia
Article : Kanton Uri : Verfassung und Politik, from Wikipedia German edition
Military
Economy & Finances Articles Canton of Uri : Economics, Uri Frank, from Wikipedia
Article Kanton Uri : Wirtschaft, from Wikipedia German edition
Social History
Ethnography
Religion
History of Regions
Local History Articles Schwyz (town) : History
Articles Schwyz (Gemeinde), from Wikipedia German edition
Institutions Structurae : Uri
Culture
Biographies
Environmental History
Others

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED PRIMARY SOURCES
Historical Data . Statistical Data . Documents Newspapers . Yearbooks . Image Databanks . Archival Deposits . Laws . Historiography
Document Collections . Historical Maps . Historical Encyclopedia Articles . Travelogues . Institutions . National Symbols
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen List of 'Landammänner' 1699-, from World Statesmen by Ben Cahoon
Statistical Data Population Figures Switzerland, Historical Population Statistics of the Provinces, from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Election Results Kantonale Verwaltung Uri : Wahlen und Abstimmungen, since 1999
Documents Historical Newspapers Amtsblatt Uri, since 1999
Online Yearbooks Staatskalender
Switzerland
Regimentsbuch der XXII Kantone der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft : Kanton Ury, pp.66-72 in 1828 edition, pp.67-73 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)
According to Swiss Electronic Library, the Staatskalender des Kantons Uri is published since 1889
Staatskalender Online 2010-2011
Staatskalender
Uri
International Etat des cours de l'Europe ou Tableau des gouvernements, republiques etc. : Uri 1783 pp.189-190, Gallica
Genealogisch-historisch-statistischer Almanach, Canton Uri, 1830 p.472, 1831 pp.476-477, 1832 pp.545-546, in German, GB
Image Databanks Category : Historical Images of the Canton of Uri, from Wikimedia Commons
Bilddatenbank, from Fotostiftung Schweiz
Alte Ansichtskarten Schweiz
Archival Deposits
Constitutions Verfassungen des Kantons Uri (Constitutions of C. U.), posted by Verfassungen.de, in German
Die Cantons-Tagsatzung von Ury an die allgemeine helvetische Tagsatzung in Bern, 1801, in German, GB
Verfassung des Standes Uri, pp.1-9 in vol.2 of Verfassungen der Kantone der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft , 1836, in German, GB
Laws Das Landbuch, oder Offizielle Sammlung der Gesetze, Beschlüsse und Verordnungen des eidgenössischen Kantons Uri, vol.1, 1823, vol.2, 1826, in German, GB
Urner Rechtsbuch, current
Historiography
Document Collections Swissdox; site permitting to download historical Swiss documents; charges fee
Das Quellenwerk zur Geschichte der schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft : Urkundenbuch der V Orte bis 1353, 1965, Swiss Electronic Library
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 Andermatt, Attinghausen, Unterschächen; in German
Historical Maps general collections Digitale Historische Karten der Schweiz, search for Uri
Search Swiss Electronic Library for Uri, click "Online Resources" (on the right, click "maps" on the right
responsible institution
entire canton, modern Gemeinden des Kantons Uri, from Wikipedia
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 Uri
entire canton, contemporary
detail, modern
detail, contemporary Engelberg and Environs 1897, from Discus Media
Uri, from Historic Maps
External Online Maps : Braun-Hogenberg 1572 : Uri, from Mappa di Citta ed Altra Mappe Antiche Diverse
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
General Articles Uri, Altdorf, from EB 1911
Articles Uri, Altdorf, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Article Uri (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 Uri, posted by DTBSWS
Uri, Unterwald et Zug, p.409 in J.R. Ruelle, Operations des Changes des principales places de l'Europe, 1774, in French, GB
Political Uri, p.1091 in F.L. Bressler, Die Heutigen Christlichen Souverainen von Europa, 1698, in German, GB
Von dem Regiment der Ländereen Uri, Schweitz, Unterwalden, Zug, Glarus und Appenzell, pp.536-569 in J. Simmler et al., Von dem Regiment der loblichen Eydgenossenschaft, zwei Bücher, 1735, in German, GB
Geographical Der Stand und Canton Uri, pp.128-224 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
Der Ort Uri, pp.287-311 in vol.1 of J.C. Füsslin, Staats- und Erdbeschreibung der schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft 1770, in German, GB
Der Stand oder Ort Uri, pp.991-1236 in vol.2 of G.Ph. H. Norrmann, Geographisch-statistische Darstellung des Schweizerlandes, 1796, in German, GB
Der Kanton Uri, pp.351-353 in G. Hassel, Lehrbuch der Statistik der Europäischen Staaten, 1822, in German, GB
Der Kanton Uri, pp.156-161 in G. Meyer von Kronau, Abriss der Erdbeschreibung und Staatskunde der Schweiz, 1824, in German, GB
Uri, pp.610-623, in : M. Lutz, Dictionnaire geographique et statistique de la Suisse, 1837, in French, posted on Google Books
The Canton of Uri, pp.166-167 in F.H. Ungewitter, Europe, past and present: a comprehensive manual of European geography and history, 1850, GB
Historical Uri, p.1225 in vol.2 part 1 of A. Desing, Auxilia Historica oder Behülff zu den Historischen und dazu erforderlichen Wissenschafften, 1741, GB
Ury Canton, p.251 in vol.2 of Th. Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations, 1745, GB
Uri, pp.37-40 in Kurze Geschichte der Schweitz zum Gebrauch der Schulen, 1782, in German, GB
Parliamentary Debates
Postal Routes etc. K.Fr. Jahn, Post-Reise-Handbuch, 1833, in German, GB; search for Uri
Search Bradshaw's continental railway, steam transit, and general guide 1853, 1859, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, GB, for Uri
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 Uri
Search Th. Roscoe, The tourist in Switzerland and Italy, 1830, GB, for Uri
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 Uri
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 Uri
Canton of Uri, pp.79-86 in Bradshaw's pedestrian route-book for Switzerland, Chamouni, and the Italian Lakes, 1870, GB
Travelogues
Institutions Archives Staatsarchiv Uri
Musea
Monuments Denkmalschutz Historische Militärbauten, from Armasuisse; scroll down for Uri, Schwyz, Zug
Kategorie : Bauwerk im Kanton Uri, from Wikipedia German edition
Liste von Burgen und Schlössern in der Schweiz : Uri, from Wikipedia German edition
Kanton Uri, from Showcaves
Libraries Kantonsbibliothek Uri
National Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW
Coat of Arms, from Wikipedia
Coins information on U. coins Uri minted dated coins from 1569 to 1811. There were common coins minted for Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden 1548-1599, for Uri and Nidwalden from 1506-1600 (Numiswiss)
Article Uri Frank, from Wikipedia
catalogue of U. coins
part of a collection R. Stuart Poole, A descriptive catalogue of Swiss coins in the South Kensington Museum, 1878, IA; Uri pp.441-449, Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden (Waldstädten) pp.449-456, Uri and Unterwalden pp.457-459
Search Coin Archives, Money Museum for Uri
Uri, Schweiz und Unterwalden, pp.433-442 in G.E. von Haller, Schweizerisches M?z- und Medaillenkabinet 1780, in German, GB
Uri und Schweiz, pp.442-443 in G.E. von Haller, Schweizerisches M?z- und Medaillenkabinet 1780, in German, GB
Uri und Unterwalden, p.443 in G.E. von Haller, Schweizerisches M?z- und Medaillenkabinet 1780, in German, GB
Uri, pp.443-450 in G.E. von Haller, Schweizerisches M?z- und Medaillenkabinet 1780, 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 Uri official Bibliographie der Zentralschweiz für das Jahr 2007 mit Register
serial publications
wider chapter U. Bibliographie der fünf Orte, regular column in "Der Geschichtsfreund"; see below Journals, Contents Online
Bücher und Schriften welche sich vorzugsweise auf Örtlichkeiten beziehen : Uri, pp.582-584 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
Der Geschichtsfreund 1843-2009, from Swiss Electronic Academic Library Service : Retrodigitized Journals : Sammlung Geschichte und Geographie
Der Geschichtsfreund, issues until 1870, GB
contents online Geschichtsfreund 1844-2008, from Historischer Verein der Zentralschweiz
General Accounts
Specific Topics