This is the second of a series of essays about the Alps as a center of European identity and the divisions between the countries that share the territory of that mountain range.
It is about the Swiss Alps as an object of scientific study, of artistic contemplation and of heroic hiking. We are following the walks of Mme. de Stäel, Mary Shelley, Louis de Broglie, Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, John Tyndall, Leslie Stephen and ultimately, as before, Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
You can read the second essay, in portuguese, here.