The Holy Roman Empire is a highly complex and long-term historical development which extends from the early Middle Ages to the early nineteenth century. The concept of a .Holy Roman Empire. also includes problems which are hard to address satisfactorily within the compass of an encyclopedia entry: it involves the deep influence of mythical thinking connected with the notion of the German Empire (see, for instance, Friedrich Heer, The Holy Roman Empire, 1967/1968; 2002; Malte Prietzel, Das Heilige Römische Reich im Spätmittelalter, 2004) and the anachronistic projection of modern concepts of a German nation and a German people into the past, whereas national ideas and the sense of a German …
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Classen, Albrecht. "The Holy Roman Empire". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 December 2005
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