The Holy Roman Empire has always caused tremendous confusion for students of European history, and this book sets out to provide a clear account of this remarkable organisation - comparable in many ways only to the modern European Union - and its profound impact during its three centuries of existence.
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Table of Contents
A Note on References.- Editors' Preface.- Preface to the Second Edition.- Maps.- The Holy Roman Empire Explained.- Constitutional Development.- Key Institutions and Trends.- Nation and Identity.- Conclusions.- Appendix.- Select Bibliography.- Index.
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'Peter Wilson's book provides solid and reliable information on the complex history and structures of the Empire, reflecting the current state of the historiography.' - Robert Rebitsch, German History