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Holy Roman Empire Explained

"From Reich to Revolution: German History, " by Peter H.

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Wilson does an admirable job of laying out the different This book was a chore to get through, but it was worth it. Further information: German Reformation and German Renaissance. Several Emperors attempted to reverse this steady dilution of their authority but were thwarted both by the papacy and by the princes of the Empire? Normal Hardbound Edition is emppire available on request.

Jun 29, Ian Brydon rated it liked it. Others refer to the beginning as the coronation of Otto I in Extremely detailed and good for history buffs with an interest in the holy Roman Empire. Otto can be considered the first ruler of the Holy Roman empire, though that term was not used until the twelfth century.

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Make Your Own List. It was a war that devastated Europe and left more than one-fifth of the German population dead. The complex peace agreement that ended it, the Treaty of Westphalia, is still credited with establishing our modern state system. Peter Wilson , Chichele Professor of the History of War at Oxford University and author of the most recent general history of the war, Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War , recommends books to read for a nuanced picture of Europe's cataclysmic 17th-century conflict. Interview by Benedict King. Before we get into your books, I wanted to ask: why was the Thirty Years War, which ended with the Peace of Westphalia in , significant? It did so in a way that actually stabilized the political order of Central Europe and provided for a European balance of power that lasted up until the period of the French Revolution.

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The Local. Sarah Perry is obviously a very gifted writer, and this combined with her adept storytelling makes for an enthralling read. Size: Octavo standard book size. The title was revived again in when Otto I was crowned emperor, fashioning himself as the successor of Charlemagne [10] and beginning a continuous existence of the empire for over eight centuries.

I was a little disappointed too that Wilson assumes the reader has a decent general understanding of European history, and will mention the Pope fleeing to Avignon or a monarch outside of the Empire or a war without nooks you in on context except for how it relates to the Empire. Middle Ages Early modern period. Front hinge cracked. Name inside cover.

But these illustrated broadsheets are produced as much for propaganda purposes as for pure information. He sees himself as a professional soldier and he sees himself as a Protestant? Prev owner names on flyleaf. Anabaptism came in a variety of denominations, Hutt.

Middle Ages Early modern period? The author's last name and the published date are stamped in gilt on the spine. He comes from the lesser nobility, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: s, especially an organizer of armies for the Holy Roman Emperor.

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