Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire

Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire

by Peter H. Wilson

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ISBN-13: 9780674058095
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 04/04/2016
Pages: 1008
Sales rank: 175,773
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

Peter H. Wilson is Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford. His books include The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy and The Holy Roman Empire: A Thousand Years of Europe's History.

Napoleon Ryan is a British actor from London. He began his career on stage, acting in the West End and touring with plays and musicals across Britain, Ireland, and Europe. Napoleon performs on television and in films, and is also known for his work as an audiobook narrator.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

List of Tables xiii

Maps xv

Family Trees xlvii

Note on Form lxiii

Acknowledgements lxv

Introduction 1

Part I Ideal

1 Two Swords 19

2 Christendom 77

3 Sovereignty 137

Part II Belonging

4 Lands 179

5 Identities 233

6 Nation 255

Part III Governance

7 Kingship 295

8 Territory 353

9 Dynasty 412

Part IV Society

10 Authority 485

11 Association 547

12 Justice 603

13 Afterlife 655

Glossary 687

Appendix 1 Emperors 800-1806 693

Appendix 2 German Kings to 1519 695

Appendix 3 Kings of Italy 774-962 697

Chronology 699

List of Abbreviations 755

Notes 757

Index 885

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Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A masterful work of immense scale, demonstrating the highest level of rigor and erudition. As with the author's previous publication covering the Thirty Years War, the writing is lively and engaging, bringing to life a fascinating and important part of Europe's past. Not to be missed and unlikely to be surpassed anytime in the near future. Not coffee table "picture book" history, (nor a scandal narrative of court intrigue) this is true scholarship at it's finest. To dismiss the book as "boring" (as another reviewer has), strongly suggests little interest or background in the subject matter... Literary reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredibly boring. Don't waste your money. I love history books but this was so dry it was painful to finish.