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Contents

Chapter 1: Introductory
Chapter 2: The Roman Empire Before the Invasion of the Barbarians
Chapter 3: The Barbarian Invasions
Chapter 4: Restoration of the Empire in the West
Chapter 5: Empire and Policy of Charles
Chapter 6: Carolingian and Italian Emperors
Chapter 7: Theory of the Medæval Empire
Chapter 8: The Roman Empire and the German Kingdom
Chapter 9: Saxon and Franconian Emperors
Chapter 10: Struggle of the Empire and the Papacy
Chapter 11: The Emperors in Italy: Frederick Barbarossa
Chapter 12: Imperial Titles and Pretensions
Chapter 13: Fall of the Hohenstaufen
Chapter 14: The Germanic Constitution - the Seven Electors
Chapter 15: The Empire as an International Power
Chapter 16: The City of Rome in the Middle Ages
Chapter 17: The Renaissance: Change in the Character of the Empire
Chapter 18: The Reformation and Its Effects upon the Empire
Chapter 19: The Peace of Westphalia: Last Stage in the Decline of the Empire
Chapter 20: Fall of the Empire
Chapter 21: Conclusion and General Summary

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As dry as it is informative

Certainly, the language used made it difficult at times to listen and decipher what was being said.
That being said, a more compete history of the Holy Roman Empire shall not be found, I think

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Downgrade for style

Although I have a great interest in the subject matter and believe that there is much good content here, I found the pedantic writing style and the matching reading more than a little off putting.

As an audiobook, it just doesn't work.

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