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The Thirty Years War, 1618–48

David Parrott

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Thirty Years War, one of the most destructive episodes in European history, devastated central Europe in general and Germany in particular. Waged between 1618 and 1648, it was a series of ... More


Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Volume II: The Peace of Westphalia to the Dissolution of the Reich, 1648-1806

Joachim Whaley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693078
eISBN:
9780191732256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693078.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The work offers a new interpretation of the development of German-speaking central Europe and the Holy Roman Empire or German Reich from the great reforms of 1495-1500 to its dissolution in 1806 ... More


Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Volume I: Maximilian I to the Peace of Westphalia, 1493-1648

Joachim Whaley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780198731016
eISBN:
9780191730870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198731016.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The work offers a new interpretation of the development of German‐speaking central Europe and the Holy Roman Empire or German Reich from the great reforms of 1495–1500 to its dissolution in 1806 ... More


Juridical Equality

David Sorkin

in Jewish Emancipation: A History Across Five Centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691164946
eISBN:
9780691189673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164946.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter details how the Jews of the Holy Roman Empire constituted the central European region of emancipation. Some historians would contend that the Holy Roman Empire's “archaic, traditionalist ... More


The Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by giving an introduction to the influence of French culture in Germany. It then discusses the rise of the Habsburg monarchy and its culture in the Holy Roman Empire. Next, it ... More


The Reassertion of Empire

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at the establishment of the Carolingian Empire. It begins with a discussion of the Donation of Constantine: which claimed to be a text from the fourth century, was forged in the ... More


Liberal internationalism and the uses of history

Casper Sylvest

in British Liberal Internationalism, 1880-1930: Making Progress?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079092
eISBN:
9781781703151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079092.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter investigates the historical language of internationalist ideology as it was displayed in the writings of three prominent liberal historians who informed and augmented liberal ... More


The Ordering of Movement

Luca Scholz

in Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198845676
eISBN:
9780191880797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845676.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Early modern authorities attempted to promote, restrict, and channel the movement of goods and people for reasons that ranged from economic considerations to political motives and public health. In ... More


3. Humanism at Court

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that Johannes Reuchlin's political and scholarly careers are intrinsically connected. It discusses his tenure as minister in Württemberg and the Palatinate, as well as his ... More


The Rediscovery of Roman Law

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the importance of Roman law, and in particular its codification under the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, to the question of territory. The main focus is on the two most important ... More


The origins of the Länder

Arthur B. Gunlicks

in The Länder and German federalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065323
eISBN:
9781781700464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065323.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Questions about identity have been asked for centuries in Germany, and to some extent are still asked today. Following the French Revolution, the concept of the state was modified to include a ... More


Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Tara Nummedal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What distinguished the true alchemist from the fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of the common men—and occasionally women—who made a living as alchemists in the sixteenth- and ... More


The Early Federal Theologians

David A. Weir

in The Origins of the Federal Theology in Sixteenth-Century Reformation Thought

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266907
eISBN:
9780191683107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266907.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

The origins and development of the early federal theology, with its key identifying feature of a prelapsarian covenant, can be traced to a certain group of theologians of the late 16th century. ... More


Associations and the Discourses of Peace, Common Weal, and Empire

Duncan Hardy

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire: Upper Germany, 1346-1521

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827252
eISBN:
9780191866180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827252.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History, European Early Modern History

Associations such as alliances and leagues were not merely functional tools. The rhetoric found in treaties and correspondence suggests that some members of associations perceived their participation ... More


James Bryce and the Future1: CENTENARY ESSAY

William Ranulf Brock

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

James Bryce (Viscount Bryce), who was elected President of the British Academy in 1913 and delivered his last presidential address in July 1917, had a distinguished career in letters and public life. ... More


Introduction

Duncan Hardy

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire: Upper Germany, 1346-1521

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827252
eISBN:
9780191866180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827252.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, European Early Modern History

Interpretations of the Holy Roman Empire have always been fraught and contested, particularly regarding the late medieval and early modern period. German historians have offered two main ... More


Popular Sovereignty, Civil Association, and the Respublica: Johannes Althusius and the German Publicists

Daniel Lee

in Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745167
eISBN:
9780191806094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745167.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers the critical reception of Bodin’s theory of sovereignty in early modern German political thought, with special focus on the most important German reply to Bodin’s République, ... More


Historical, Cultural, and Literary Background

Howard Jones and Martin H. Jones

in The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199654611
eISBN:
9780191851698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199654611.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter describes the context in which the texts chosen for study originated and in which the use of German as a written language developed during the Middle High German period. No prior ... More


Violence and the Politics of Imitation in Du Bellay’s La Deffence et illustration de la langue françoyse and L’Olive

Cynthia N. Nazarian

in Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Joachim du Bellay's L'Olive alongside his prose manifesto, La Deffence et illustration de la langue françoyse. L'Olive's martial and technological imagery and its ... More


Order in the Age of Great Power Politics

Kyle M. Lascurettes

in Orders of Exclusion: Great Powers and the Strategic Sources of Foundational Rules in International Relations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190068547
eISBN:
9780190068585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068547.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 (“Order in the Age of Great Power Politics”) assesses the first three cases of order change opportunity. In two of these instances—the Westphalian settlements after the Thirty Years’ War in ... More


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