Basel - A center at the fringe
This book provides a comprehensive survey of the history of Basel from its beginnings to the present day. The author presents a pertinent and engaging outline of the city's development and sets it in a general historical context. In addition to the most important events and personalities, the main focus is on architectural developments. Through the example of individual buildings, history is rendered tangible in the current appearance of the city. This portrait of Basel is scientifically well-grounded, fluidly written and easily understood, a delightful read for all those interested in history.