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Imperial legislation
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1. Definition and terminology

The imperial legislation of the Holy Roman Empire is generally understood to comprise all legislative measures issued by the Empire that normally were in force throughout its entire territory. The term “imperial legislation” (German, Reichsgesetzgebung) itself was not in contemporary diction, but rather is a modern usage. Contempora…

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Buschmann, Arno, “Imperial legislation”, 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 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026356>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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