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German Dualism
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1. Definition

Disregarding all other bipolar power constellations in the medieval and early modern Holy Roman Empire, German Dualism primarily denotes the rivalry between the Habsburgs and Hohenzollerns (or simply Austria and Prussia), the duration and political intensity of which, after the Habsburgs established themselves as the early modern Imperial dynast…

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Derndarsky, Michael, “German Dualism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 26 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018266>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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