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Palgrave Macmillan

The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9780230239784
Publication Date July 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Studies in European History

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.


PETER H. WILSON is GF Grant Professor of History at the University of Hull, UK.


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

Reviews

'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
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