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The Holy Roman Empire, 1495-1806 /
Peter H. Wilson.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xvi, 156 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230239781 (pbk.), 9780230239784 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230239781 (pbk.)
9780230239784 (pbk.)
general note
Previous ed.: Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999.
catalogue key
7795031
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-147) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Peter H. Wilson is G.F. Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull. His previous publications include The Thirty Years War: A Sourcebook (2010), also published by palgrave Macmillan.
Reviews
Review Quotes
'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
'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. The Studies of European History series is intended to provide 'students and teachers with a succinct introduction to the topic, with the essential information necessary to understand it and the literature discussed' (editors' preface), and this volume perfectly meets these criteria.' - Mary Lindemann, University of Miami, German History
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
An established short introductory guide to the development, structure and significance of the Holy Roman Empire during its last three centuries, now thoroughly revised, updated and expanded
Long Description
The Holy Roman Empire covered much of Europe and lasted for over a millennium, but has long been regarded as ineffective and largely irrelevant to broader historical issues. Drawing on a wealth of research, Peter Wilson offers an alternative interpretation of the Empire "s last three centuries. The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806, second edition: explains key stages in the Empire "s development within the context of wider European history provides a comprehensive guide to its institutions and the central debates incorporates the latest scholarship and has been fully revised and updated throughout, offering more in depth treatment of major issues features a new chapter on whether the Empire can be considered the first German nation state. Clear and concise, this established book is an ideal introduction for anyone who is studying the structure and significance of the Holy Roman Empire and its impact on early modern Europe.
Long Description
The Holy Roman Empire covered much of Europe and lasted for over a millennium, but has long been regarded as ineffective and largely irrelevant to broader historical issues. Drawing on a wealth of research, Peter Wilson offers an alternative interpretation of the Empire's last three centuries. The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806, second edition: explains key stages in the Empire's development within the context of wider European history provides a comprehensive guide to its institutions and the central debates incorporates the latest scholarship and has been fully revised and updated throughout, offering more in depth treatment of major issues features a new chapter on whether the Empire can be considered the first German nation state. Clear and concise, this established book is an ideal introduction for anyone who is studying the structure and significance of the Holy Roman Empire and its impact on early modern Europe.
Main Description
Peter Wilson provides a concise yet comprehensive account of the Holy Roman Empire and its profound impact during its last three centuries of existence. Drawing on a wealth of research, the expanded new edition has been fully revised and updated throughout and now features a new chapter on 'Nation and Identity'.
Main Description
The Holy Roman Empire covered much of Europe and lasted for over a millennium, but has long been regarded as ineffective and largely irrelevant to broader historical issues. Drawing on a wealth of research, Peter Wilson offers an alternative interpretation of the Empire's last three centuries. The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 , second edition: * Explains key stages in the Empire's development within the context of wider European history * Provides a comprehensive guide to its institutions and the central debates * Incorporates the latest scholarship and has been fully revised and updated throughout, offering more in depth treatment of major issues * Features a new chapter on whether the Empire can be considered the first German nation state. Clear and concise, this established book is an ideal introduction for anyone who is studying the structure and significance of the Holy Roman Empire and its impact on early modern Europe.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The Holy Roman Empire has always caused tremendous confusion for students of European history, and this book aims to provide a clear account of this remarkable organisation, comparable in many ways to the modern European Union, and its impact.
Table of Contents
Note on Referencesp. ix
Editors' Prefacep. x
Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
The Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years Warp. xii
The Holy Roman Empire in 1745p. xiv
The Kreisep. xvi
The Holy Roman Empire Explainedp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Starting pointsp. 2
Views and interpretationsp. 3
Tendencies in imperial politicsp. 11
Constitutional Developmentp. 21
Development to 1495p. 21
The era of imperial reformp. 25
The 'confessional age'p. 36
The imperial recovery and the internationalization of imperial politicsp. 50
Austro-Prussian rivalry and the Empire's collapsep. 54
Key Institutions and Trendsp. 60
The emperorp. 60
The Reichstagp. 63
The imperial courtsp. 70
Imperial taxationp. 75
Imperial defencep. 85
The Kreisep. 89
The imperial churchp. 93
Imperial Italyp. 97
Territorial absolutismp. 99
Nation and Identityp. 103
Patriotismp. 103
The communications spherep. 110
Symbolism and ritualp. 113
The legacy of imperial identityp. 117
Conclusionsp. 120
Appendix: Holy Roman Emperors 1440-1806p. 124
Select Bibliographyp. 125
Indexp. 148
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