The Holy Roman Empire 800 AD to 1806 - The Thousand-Year Reich - Book List

Recommended

MacGregor, N. Germany: Memories of a Nation
London: Penguin/Allen Lane, 2014

(This is a remarkable book; it is not specifically about the Holy Roman Empire but about what it has meant through the centuries to be German. Is Germany a place or is it the place where German is spoken? A provocative and, sometimes, disturbing exploration from the Director of the British Museum of what 'belonging' means and how that sense of 'belonging' has changed over the centuries.)

Wilson, P. H. The Holy Roman Empire: A Thousand Years of Europe's History
London: Allen Lane, 2016

(A book destined to become the standard text in English on the history of the Empire)

Background

Blanning, T. The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648 - 1815
London: Allen Lane, 2007

Blanning, T. 'The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation Past and Present.' Historical Research. Vol. 85. Issue 227. February 2012, pp. 57 - 70

Bonney, R, The European Dynastic States 1494 - 1660
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991

Bonney, R. The Thirty Years' War 1618 - 1648
Oxford: Osprey, 2002

Brady, T.A. German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400 - 1650
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009

Dollinger, P. The German Hansa
London: Routledge, 1999

Doyle, W. The Old European Order 1660 - 1800
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978

Duindam, J. Vienna and Versailles: The Courts of Europe's Dynastic Rivals, 1550 - 1780
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003

Duindam, J. 'The Archduchy of Austria and the Kingdoms of Bohemia and Hungary'. In the Princely Courts of Europe: Ritual, Politics and Culture under the Ancien Regime 1500 - 1750
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999

Evans, R. J. W. The Holy Roman Empire, 1485 - 1806: A European Perspective
Leiden: Brill, 2012

Forrest, A. (ed) The Bee and the Eagle: Napoleonic France and the End of the Holy Roman Empire
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

Forster, M.R. Catholic Revival in the Age of the Baroque: Religious Identity in Southwest Germany, 1550 - 1750
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001

Gagliardo, J. Reich and Nation: The Holy Roman Empire as Idea and Reality 1763 - 1806
Bloomington, 1980

Goffman, D. The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002

Halden, P. Stability without Statehood
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Ingrao, C.W. The Habsburg Monarchy 1618 - 1815 - 2nd ed.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000

Limm, P. The Thirty Years War
London: Longman, 1984

Silver, L. Marketing Maximilian: The Visual Ideology of a Holy Roman Emperor
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008

Tanner, M. The Last Descendants of Aeneas: The Habsburgs and the Mythic Image of the Emperor
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993

Vierhaus, R. Germany in the Age of Absolutism
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988

Whaley, J. Germany and the Holy Roman Empire - 2 Volumes
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012

Wheatcroft, A. The Habsburgs: Embodying Empire
London: Penguin, 1995

Wheatcroft, A. The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans and the Battle for Europe
London: Pimlico, 2009

Wilson, P. H. The Holy Roman Empire 1495 - 1806
Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999

Wilson, P.H. Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War
London: Penguin, 2010

Andrew Lacey
September 2018

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