The Holy Roman Empire : a very short introduction / Joachim Whaley.
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|Series||Very short introductions
Very short introductions ; 569. ^A467935
|Contents||Introduction: what was the Holy Roman Empire? -- Roman Empire and German kingdom: from Charlemagne to the Ottonians -- The high medieval empire: from the Salians to the Hohenstaufen -- The later medieval empire: the emergence of the Habsburgs -- The early modern empire (1): from Maximilian I to the Thirty Years War -- The early modern empire (2): from the Peace of Westphalia to 1806 -- Epilogue: the legacy of the Holy Roman Empire.|
|Abstract||"Joachim Whaley outlines the fascinating thousand-year history of the Holy Roman Empire. Throughout its lifetime, the empire's growth and history was shaped by the major developments in Europe, from the Reformation, to the Thirty Years War, to the French revolutionary wars, which led to Napoleon destroying the empire in 1806. Joachim Whaley analyzes the empire's crucial impact and role in the history of European power and politics, and shows that there has never been a more durable political system in German history."-- Publisher's description.|
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-138) and index.|