The Holy Roman Empire
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The Holy Roman Empire

By Viscount James Bryce
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  • THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE.
  • PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.
  • CONTENTS.
  • APPENDIX.
  • DATES OF SEVERAL IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE EMPIRE.
  • CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE of EMPERORS AND POPES.
  • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY.
  • CHAPTER II. THE ROMAN EMPIRE BEFORE THE INVASIONS OF THE BARBARIANS.
  • CHAPTER III. THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS.
  • CHAPTER IV. RESTORATION OF THE WESTERN EMPIRE.
  • CHAPTER V. EMPIRE AND POLICY OF CHARLES.
  • CHAPTER VI. CAROLINGIAN AND ITALIAN EMPERORS.
  • CHAPTER VII. THEORY OF THE MEDIÆVAL EMPIRE.
  • CHAPTER VIII. THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE GERMAN KINGDOM.
  • CHAPTER IX. SAXON AND FRANCONIAN EMPERORS.
  • CHAPTER X. STRUGGLE OF THE EMPIRE AND THE PAPACY.
  • CHAPTER XI. THE EMPERORS IN ITALY: FREDERICK BARBAROSSA.
  • CHAPTER XII. IMPERIAL TITLES AND PRETENSIONS.
  • CHAPTER XIII. FALL OF THE HOHENSTAUFEN.
  • CHAPTER XIV. THE GERMANIC CONSTITUTION: THE SEVEN ELECTORS.
  • CHAPTER XV. THE EMPIRE AS AN INTERNATIONAL POWER.
  • CHAPTER XVI. THE CITY OF ROME IN THE MIDDLE AGES.
  • CHAPTER XVII. THE RENAISSANCE: CHANGE IN THE CHARACTER OF THE EMPIRE.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. THE REFORMATION AND ITS EFFECTS UPON THE EMPIRE.
  • CHAPTER XIX. THE PEACE OF WESTPHALIA: LAST STAGE IN THE DECLINE OF THE EMPIRE.
  • CHAPTER XX. FALL OF THE EMPIRE.
  • CHAPTER XXI. CONCLUSION.
  • APPENDIX.
    • NOTE A. On the Burgundies.
    • NOTE B. On the Relations to the Empire of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein.
    • NOTE C. On certain Imperial Titles and Ceremonies.
    • NOTE D. Lines contrasting the Past and Present of Rome.
  • INDEX.
  • FOOTNOTES:
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