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4.0 out of 5 stars A Victorian Intellectual Monument
James Bryce (1838-1922) was a professor of jurisprudence who became a leading Liberal politician and who, among many other services to the nation, wrote the Bryce Report on German atrocities in Belgium at the start of the First World War. But he had already written this weighty study back in 1864, when he was still a young man. The edition available is that of 1904,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Holy Roman Empire
A excellent read sometimes very complicated often very educational, I have removed 2 stars for two main reasons the first being the usage of Roman numerals which I am not overly familiar with the second being the use of Latin that I am not familiar with and often not translated into English, other than that a excellent read and very educational
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Victorian Intellectual Monument, 6 Mar 2014
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James Bryce (1838-1922) was a professor of jurisprudence who became a leading Liberal politician and who, among many other services to the nation, wrote the Bryce Report on German atrocities in Belgium at the start of the First World War. But he had already written this weighty study back in 1864, when he was still a young man. The edition available is that of 1904, which enabled Bryce to add chapters describing and evaluating the enormous changes that had come about in central Europe during the previous forty years, above all Bismarck's creation in 1870 of the new German Empire, headed by Prussia, which had replaced the old Holy Roman Empire, for centuries headed by Austria, until the latter's formal ending, after a thousand years, in 1806. The writing is clear and vivid, and even today gives the English-speaking reader insights into how the two world wars of the following century came about, and why the structure of the German Federal Republic, created under the aegis of the victorious Western Allies in 1949. has proved so successful in gathering together all the positive elements in German history, and leaving behind the vicious and negative ones. The book is an excellent read, and at only 37 pence, it is a snip!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Holy Roman Empire, 22 Mar 2014
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The kindle version was purchased and arrived in seconds. The book, whist being published many years ago, is reasonably light reading, however this does not detract from the presentation and quality of information contained.
The work is most useful in understanding the part played by the Popes in European politics until the reformation and the rise of greater Germany, concluding with the supremacy of Prussia.
This is not only an excellent book for the student of politics or religion and is a useful continuation from Gibbon's Fall of the Roman Empire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Dec 2014
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Interesting and informative well written
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 Dec 2014
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very interesting
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Holy Roman Empire, 6 April 2014
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Its taking me a bit of time to work my way through all the Ebooks plus all the others that I own.
But I was not disappointed with this one a concise and as accurate book on of Europe's greatest Empires.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the book, 5 May 2014
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as ever...history is as fascinating as the reader wishes it to be and this is ....a good review of the times
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4.0 out of 5 stars Religon and Politics., 11 Dec 2013
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It is a historical exercise that does expose the corruption between church and ruling kings. This is still going on today in both the Christian and Islamic world.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Holy Roman Empire, 9 July 2014
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A excellent read sometimes very complicated often very educational, I have removed 2 stars for two main reasons the first being the usage of Roman numerals which I am not overly familiar with the second being the use of Latin that I am not familiar with and often not translated into English, other than that a excellent read and very educational
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book, 5 Feb 2014
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Have ordered books for holiday which I take next month.
Download process was quick
Easy to read on tablet so intend to download more books in future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars History buff, 25 Sep 2013
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I am interested in history as a subject but had been unable to fill a gap in this genre about the Holy Roman Empire but this book ticks the boxes on the subject so I look forward to reading it thoroughly and gaining a greater understanding of the subject.
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