The Holy Roman Empire: A Short History (Paperback)

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By Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, Yair Mintzker (Preface by), Yair Mintzker (Translator)
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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780691217314
ISBN-10: 0691217319
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: May 11th, 2021
Pages: 184
Language: English