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Published: 10 October 2013

784 Pages | 2 black and white maps


ISBN: 9780199688838

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Germany and the Holy Roman Empire

Volume II: The Peace of Westphalia to the Dissolution of the Reich, 1648-1806

Joachim Whaley

Oxford History of Early Modern Europe

  • The first single-author account of German history from the Reformation to the early nineteenth century since Hajo Holborn's study written in the 1950s
  • Provides a full account of the history of the Holy Roman Empire - an institution often claimed to be incomprehensible
  • Challenges historians of modern German nationalism to revise their ideas about the alleged lack of a German national identity before 1800
  • Gives a full account of German religious movements from the Reformation to the early nineteenth century, and of their implications for the development of the Holy Roman Empire and German society
  • Engages with historiographical debates of recent decades