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Ius publicum imperii (public law of the Empire)
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The specialist term Reichspublizistik is the German form of the Latin ius publicum Imperii, introduced around 1600 to denote the public law of the Holy Roman Empire as an academic subject; today it is also used to denote all contemporary writings that deal with the Empire’s constitution and politics.

The emergence of scholarly reflection on imperial law as distinct from other branches of law, including the rights of holders of imperial offices and the legal relationships of the imperial institutions among themselves, goes back to the late Middle Ages [5]. It was initiated by …

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Weber, Wolfgang E.J., “Ius publicum imperii (public law of the 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 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_026402>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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