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Title Heart of Europe : a history of the holy roman empire / Peter H. Wilson.
Author Wilson, Peter H. (Peter Hamish), author.
Publication [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2017.
Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (10 hr., 03 min.)
Time 100300
Description digital
audio file
Call # eAUDIO
Performer Narrated by Napoleon Ryan.
Summary The Holy Roman Empire lasted a thousand years, far longer than ancient Rome. Yet this formidable dominion never inspired the awe of its predecessor. Voltaire quipped that it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Yet as Peter H. Wilson shows, the Holy Roman Empire tells a millennial story of Europe better than the histories of individual nation-states. Heart of Europe traces the Empire from its origins within Charlemagne's kingdom in 800 to its demise in 1806. By the mid-tenth century its core rested in the German kingdom, and ultimately its territory stretched from France and Denmark to Italy and Poland. Yet the Empire remained abstract, with no fixed capital and no common language or culture. The source of its continuity and legitimacy was the ideal of a unified Christian civilization, but this did not prevent emperors from clashing with the pope over supremacy. Though the title of Holy Roman Emperor retained prestige, rising states such as Austria and Prussia wielded power in a way the Empire could not. While it gradually lost the flexibility to cope with political, economic, and social changes, the Empire was far from being in crisis until the onslaught of the French revolutionary wars.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed July 17, 2017).
Subject Holy Roman Empire -- History.
Holy Roman Empire -- Politics and government.
HISTORY -- General.
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Europe -- Holy Roman Empire. (OCoLC)fst01205344
Genre Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Audiobooks.
Addl. Author Ryan, Napoleon, narrator.
Tantor Media.
ISBN 9781515983903 (electronic audio bk.)
1515983900 (electronic audio bk.)

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