The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806

The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806

by Peter H. Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312223609

ISBN-13: 9780312223601

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The Holy Roman Empire covered much of Europe and lasted for over a millennium, but has long been regarded as ineffective and largely irrelevant to broader historical issues.
Drawing on a wealth of research, Peter Wilson offers an alternative interpretation of the Empire's last three centuries.
 
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Overview

The Holy Roman Empire covered much of Europe and lasted for over a millennium, but has long been regarded as ineffective and largely irrelevant to broader historical issues.
Drawing on a wealth of research, Peter Wilson offers an alternative interpretation of the Empire's last three centuries.
 
The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806, second edition:
 
* Explains key stages in the Empire's development within the context of wider European history
* Provides a comprehensive guide to its institutions and the central debates
* Incorporates the latest scholarship and has been fully revised and updated throughout, offering more in depth treatment of major issues
* Features a new chapter on whether the Empire can be considered the first German nation state.
 
Clear and concise, this established book is an ideal introduction for anyone who is studying the structure and significance of the Holy Roman Empire and its impact on early modern Europe.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312223601
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Studies in European History Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

A Note on Referencesviii
Editor's Prefaceix
Map 1The Holy Roman Empire in 1745x
Map 2The Kreisexii
1The Holy Roman Empire Explained1
(i)Introduction1
(ii)Starting Points2
(iii)Views and Interpretations4
(iv)Tendencies in Imperial Politics8
2Constitutional Development17
(i)Development to 149517
(ii)The Era of Imperial Reform20
(iii)The Confessional Age24
(iv)The Imperial Recovery and the Internationalization of Imperial Politics28
(v)Austro-Prussian Rivalry and the Empire's Collapse31
3Key Institutions and Trends34
(i)The Emperor34
(ii)The Reichstag40
(iii)The Imperial Courts45
(iv)Imperial Taxation49
(v)Imperial Defence51
(vi)The Kreise56
(vii)The Imperial Church60
(viii)Imperial Italy63
(ix)Territorial Absolutism65
4Conclusions70
AppendixHoly Roman Emperors 1440-180674
Select Bibliography75
Index92

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