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Composed of hundreds of territories, the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation seemed an incoherent patchwork. Yet it functioned as a political entity for centuries. This course studies the profound transformation of Germany from the onset of the Reformation to the destruction of the Empire by Napoleon. We will look at religious conflict, the impact of war, the early Enlightenment and the development of early national identity. The question we have to ask is not why did the Holy Roman Empire fail, but why and how did it survive for such a long period?
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 15 minute seminar presentation (10%) of overall assessment; Essay (max. 3,500 words) (50%) of overall assessment; 1 three-hour examination (40%) of overall assessment.
Resit: 100% essay of 5000 words.
Verbal feedback on seminar presentations and one-to-one meetings on essay planning and bibliographies.