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The Holy Roman Empire, 1495-1806: A European Perspective
     

The Holy Roman Empire, 1495-1806: A European Perspective

by Brill
 

In the early modern period the Holy Roman Empire, or Reich, was one of the oldest and largest European states. Its importance was magnified by its location at the heart of the continent, by the extensive international connections of its leading families, and by the involvement of foreign rulers in its governance. This book breaks new ground in its collective

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In the early modern period the Holy Roman Empire, or Reich, was one of the oldest and largest European states. Its importance was magnified by its location at the heart of the continent, by the extensive international connections of its leading families, and by the involvement of foreign rulers in its governance. This book breaks new ground in its collective exploration of aspects of cross-border and transnational interaction, and of political and diplomatic, social and cultural relations. There are essays on important turning-points, especially 1648 and 1806; on the patterns of rulership of the emperors themselves; on areas which lay on the margin of the Reich; on neighbouring countries which interacted with the Empire; and on visual and material culture.
Contributors are Wolfgang Burgdorf, Olivier Chaline, Heinz Duchhardt, Jeroen Duindam, Robert Evans, Sven Externbrink, Robert Frost, Lothar Höbelt, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Petr Mat'a, Nicolette Mout, Thomas Munck, Géza Pálffy, Jaroslav Pánek, Adam Perłakowski, Friedrich Polleroß, Blythe Alice Raviola. Peter Schröder, Kim Siebenhüner, Peter H. Wilson and Thomas Winkelbauer.

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"...but the second volume, which shines light into hitherto dark corners, is equally to be welcomed...
Tom Scott (University of St. Andrews), Germany History, Vol. 31 2013 (doi:10.1093/gerhis/ght026)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004206830
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/25/2012
Series:
Brill's Companions to European History Series
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

R.J.W. Evans, Ph.D. (1969) in History, University of Cambridge, is Regius Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Oxford. He has written extensively on the (early) modern history of central Europe, e.g. The Making of the Habsburg Monarchy (2nd edn 1991).
Peter H. Wilson, Ph.D. (1990) in History, University of Cambridge, is GF Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull. He has published extensively on the history of the Holy Roman Empire, including The Thirty Years War (Harvard, 2009).

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