Bolstering the Prestige of the Habsburgs: The End of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806

  title={Bolstering the Prestige of the Habsburgs: The End of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806},
  author={P. H. Wilson},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={709 - 736}
  • P. H. Wilson
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science
  • The International History Review
  • year 2006 marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the end of the Holy Roman Empire. Having determined the organization of central Europe for more than a millennium, this first Reich lasted far longer than either of its two successors or the ancient Roman Empire from which it claimed descent. The Empire was central to both the practice and theory of European interstate relations throughout its existence, not least because the Emperor claimed, and often was given, precedence over every other ruler… CONTINUE READING
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