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The book edition of Constitutions of the World from the late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century is the most complete and academically thorough collection of its kind. It contains constitutional documents from all over the world, written from 1776 to the Middle of the 19th century. The volume Constitutional Documents of Switzerland 1791–1865 includes approx. 460 (70 national and 390 cantonal) constitutional documents, human rights declarations, and draughts of constitutions that never came into force, from this period. These early constitutional documents were collected and examined in European archives and libraries as part of a project by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation). Using the original documents, Rainer J. Schweizer (University of St. Gall) and Ulrich Zelger (University of St. Gall and Univ. of Zurich) reconstructed the authentic constitutional texts, and annotated them in their respective original languages. The volume contains a short introduction, a main part with the edited constitution documents, comments and an index.