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The Ambiguities of Sovereignty in Early Modern Central Europe

By Martin W. Lewis | April 12, 2011 | 3 Comments
Locator map of the Electorate of Saxony

Most current-day mapping of central Europe during the early modern period (1500-1800) emphasizes the division of the so-called Holy Roman Empire into its constituent states. Detailed maps, readily available online, delineate every kingdom, duchy, principality, imperial city, and politically independent archbishopric and bishopric within the empire, as is evident in the impressive Wikipedia map locating

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