The Holy Roman Empire

Historical Context Essay

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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 national identity did not emerge until the nineteenth century.However we can examine the topic by…

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Citation: Classen, Albrecht. "The Holy Roman Empire". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 December 2005 [, accessed 13 April 2024.]

1646 The Holy Roman Empire 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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