Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes; Translations

Hermann Conring’s “New Discourse on the Roman-German Emperor”

Fasolt, Constantin (Fellow, 1996-97), trans.

Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2022

From the publisher's description:

The New Discourse on the Roman-German Emperor is the first work in which Hermann Conring's (1606-1681) ideas about the independence of Germany from the Roman Empire became available to a wider audience. This English translation--the first of any of Conring's works--includes the Latin original, an introduction to Conring's significance, a chronology, notes on the edition and the translation, and an annotated guide to further reading. It will introduce students of early modern history to the controversies surrounding the transition from medieval forms of universal governance to the modern world of sovereign nation states.


Subjects: History;; Holy Roman Empire; Early Modern Period;