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ISBN-10: 0691217319
ISBN-13: 9780691217314
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 05/11/2021
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H

The Holy Roman Empire: A Short History

Preface by: Yair Mintzker
Translator: Yair Mintzker

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Overview

From acclaimed historian Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, an incomparable introduction to this momentous period in the history of Europe

The Holy Roman Empire emerged in the Middle Ages as a loosely integrated union of German states and city-states under the supreme rule of an emperor, and would endure until its dissolution in 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger provides a concise history of the empire, presenting an interpretation of its unique political culture and remarkably durable institutions. In a narrative spanning three turbulent centuries, Stollberg-Rilinger shows how it was a political body unlike any other, bound together by personal loyalty and reciprocity, tradition and shared purpose, and constantly reenacted by solemn rituals.

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This important book advances a new interpretation of the Holy Roman Empire that promises to free analyses of the empire's inner workings from the burdens of contemporary political memory. Stollberg-Rilinger makes the imperial political system, endlessly complex though it was, accessible and comprehensible to a wider audience.–David M. Luebke, author of Hometown Religion: Regimes of Coexistence in Early Modern Westphalia
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Details

ISBN-10: 0691217319
ISBN-13: 9780691217314
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 05/11/2021
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.40" W, 0.60" H
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