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I. City and Diocese – II. University

I. City and Diocese

The site of today's old city of Geneva on a height south of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) was already occupied in pre-historic times. The advantageous geographical situation destined the city from the outset to be a commercial site of the first order: wares could be transported over the lake and further via the Rhône to southern France and the Mediterranean region. Via the Grosser and Kleiner St. Bernhard passes the city was connected to Upper Italy. It cont…

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Feld, Helmut, “Geneva”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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