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The Holy Roman Empire: A Thousand Years of Europe's History

The Holy Roman Empire: A Thousand Years of Europe's History
Autor: Peter H. Wilson
Data publikacji: 2016-01
ISBN: 9781846143182
Wydawca: Allen Lane
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 16.6 x 6 x 24.1 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 1118
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The Holy Roman Empire was an European entity that lasted a little over a thousand years. From the crowning of Charlemagne by Pope Leo III on Christmas Day 800 A.D to it’s dissolution by Emperor Francis II on the 6th August 1806 following the Austrian defeat at Austerlitz by the forces of Emperor Napoleon of France. (It wasn’t a condition of the Peace between the two nations). Very little though is known about it for the general English reader, there are no great works covering the Empire in it’s entirety written in English. With a thousand years of history to cover and with the focus and area of the Empire changing over time, a chronological narrative history is impossible to do in one novel with any true detail. Peter Wilson therefore has decided to look at how the Empire worked, it’s functions and also how it’s society worked.

A great, sprawling, ancient and unique entity, the Holy Roman Empire, from its founding by Charlemagne to its destruction by Napoleon a millennium later, formed the heart of Europe. It was a great engine for inventions and ideas, it was the origin of many modern European states, from Germany to the Czech Republic, its relations with Italy, France and Poland dictated the course of countless wars - indeed European history as a whole makes no sense without it.

In this strikingly ambitious book, Peter H. Wilson explains how the Empire worked. It is not a chronological history, but an attempt to convey to readers why it was so important and how it changed over its existence. The result is a tour de force - a book that raises countless questions about the nature of political and military power, about diplomacy and the nature of European civilization and about the legacy of the Empire, which has continued to haunt its offspring, from Imperial and Nazi Germany to the European Union.


About the Author

Peter H. Wilson is the author of the highly acclaimed Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War (2009). He is the Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford.

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