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Italy, Kingdom of (Holy Roman Empire)
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The “Kingdom of Italy in the Holy Roman Empire” (German Reichsitalien) was the name for the remnants of the originally Langobardic regnum Italiae, which from the reign of Otto I in the 10th century was in personal union with the Kingdom of Germany and which formed part of the medieval Holy Roman Empire. Despite neither being crowned with the Iron Crown of the Langobards (last instance Charles V, 1530) nor holding the title King of Italy, the early modern emperors continued to exert feudal and other imperial rights over northern and central Italy (Feudalism). Admittedly, these w…

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Schnettger, Matthias, “Italy, Kingdom of (Holy Roman Empire)”, 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 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_026382>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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