Welcome to H-HRE, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences Online. H-HRE is an online community dedicated to research and teaching on the history of the Holy Roman Empire. We welcome discussion and debate on historical issues that concern both the empire's entire life span, from the coronation of Otto I in 962 to the dissolution of the empire in 1806, and the empire's entire territory, from the North Sea to the Mediterranean. We encourage all forms of historical inquiry--political, religious, gender, military, cultural, social, diplomatic, interdisciplinary studies, and more--that enhance our understanding of the Holy Roman Empire.

Recent Content

Author: 
Marek Thue Kretschmer
Reviewer: 
Eric H. Limbach

Limbach on Kretschmer, 'Rewriting Roman History in the Middle Ages: The "Historia Romana" and the Manuscript Bamberg, Hist 3'

Marek Thue Kretschmer. Rewriting Roman History in the Middle Ages: The "Historia Romana" and the Manuscript Bamberg, Hist 3. Leiden: Brill, 2007. xii + 428 pp. $159.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-15710-1.

Reviewed by Eric H. Limbach (Department of History, Michigan State University) Published on H-HRE (March, 2008)

On Revised Histories and Revisionist Historiography

Author: 
R. Malcolm Errington
Reviewer: 
Michael Blodgett

Blodgett on Errington, 'Roman Imperial Policy from Julian to Theodosius'

R. Malcolm Errington. Roman Imperial Policy from Julian to Theodosius. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. xii + 336 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3038-3.

Reviewed by Michael Blodgett (History Department, California State University Channel Islands) Published on H-HRE (March, 2008)

Policy, Administration, and Empire

Author: 
Erin L. Jordan
Reviewer: 
Katrin E. Sjursen

Sjursen on Jordan, 'Women, Power, and Religious Patronage in the Middle Ages'

Erin L. Jordan. Women, Power, and Religious Patronage in the Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. viii + 193 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4039-6656-8.

Reviewed by Katrin E. Sjursen (Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara) Published on H-HRE (February, 2008)

Complexifying Women and Power

Author: 
Moshe Sluhovsky
Reviewer: 
Marc R. Forster

Forster on Sluhovsky, 'Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, and Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism'

Moshe Sluhovsky. Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, and Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 384 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-76282-1.

Reviewed by Marc R. Forster (Department of History, Connecticut College) Published on H-HRE (February, 2008)

Spiritualism and Possession

Author: 
Noel Malcolm
Reviewer: 
Paul Sonnino

Sonnino on Malcolm, 'Reason of State, Propaganda, and the Thirty Years' War: An Unknown Translation by Thomas Hobbes'

Noel Malcolm. Reason of State, Propaganda, and the Thirty Years' War: An Unknown Translation by Thomas Hobbes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007. x + 227 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-921593-5.

Reviewed by Paul Sonnino (Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara) Published on H-HRE (January, 2008)

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