The Imperial Diet at Regensburg during the Holy Roman Empire

All Imperial Estates enjoyed immediacy and, therefore, they had no authority above them besides the Holy Roman Emperor himself. Introduction The Imperial Diet was the deliberative body of the Holy Roman Empire. It was not a legislative body in the contemporary sense; its members envisioned it more like a central forum where it was more[…]

The Holy Roman Empire: Formation, Rule, Decline, and Successive German Nations

A portrait of Charlemagne wearing the crown of the Holy Roman Empire (fifteenth century painting by Albrecht Dürer) / Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Wikimedia Commons Known as the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation from the late fifteenth century onwards, this was a mainly Germanic conglomeration of lands in Central Europe during the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Edited by Matthew A.[…]