Why was the holy roman empire neither holy nor roman nor an empire?
It wasn't Roman because it was located in Germany and France, without any connection to Rome. It wasn't Holy because God did not make it Holy. And it wasn't an Empire because it did not conquer other groups of peoples.
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What is meant by the French essayist and philosopher Voltaire when he described the Holy Roman Empire as an agglomeration which was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire.?
an agglomeration is a group of collectively weak and desperate elements. the holy roman empire was a group of dutchies or masses of lands ruled by princes who didn't get much …money from the king so didn't really have to listen to him. so it wasn;t really an empire. rarely would the king have control of rome or anywhere on Italy it wasnt until late in the empire that it straddled the alps. it was rather holy seeing that its kings tried in vein to united western Europe under Christianity but the fact that they would slaughter those who did not accept their religion or the king as their king, charlamagne is said to have killed 3500 people in one day for not conforming, these kind of actions are not so holy.
The term "Holy" was used by emperor Frederick Barbarossa in the 12th century as a response to the pope who technically called the emperor one of his vassals. The emperor on th…e other hand felt himself as highest sovereign on earth.
The ruler of the Holy Roman Empire was Henry I, but he didn't last for long so it's considered that his son, Otto I to be the emperor since he lasted very long, and being the …greatest of the empores. by the way the Holy Roman empire is NOT Roman nor holy nor an empire it was a saxon empire, because Otto I was the greatest of all saxon emporers
Feudal and farming.
i don't think that it was holy because the event of formation of the empire can be said as the treaty between the then pope and the Frankish's king Charlemagne . according to …me the pope had used Charlemagne for the formation of the holy roman empire to protect himself as he used to do many illegal work.
The holy Roman empire ruled the Romans.
its part of history
Germany was part of the Holy Roman Empire. But was not the Holy Roman Empire.
Voltaire said the Holy Roman Empire was not 'Holy, Roman, or an Empire.'
Although by the time the Holy Roman Empire was officially dissolved it had already been facing centuries of decay and could hardly be called an empire, its final destruction i…s usually attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte who dissolved it during his invasions and replaced it with his own German Confederation.
Because it had a big influence in the Medieval era
The Holy Roman Empire covered modern day Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Alsace and Lorraine in France, Switzerland, Austria, Bohemia, Slovenia and Italy. The empire lo…st jurisdiction over Italy in 1183, and lost Switzerland in 1499 and the Netherlands in 1581.
In Roman Empire
The Holy Roman Empire was very large. The size of the Holy Roman Empire was roughly 386,102 square miles or 1,000,000 square kilometers spanning the areas of Europe.
He brought about its end after a successful invasion.
Holy Roman Empire was created in 962.
In Roman Empire
It did not have any particular philosophy. The main thing about this empire was the battle to maintain power. It was a collection of some 300 states, some were big (such a as …Bavaria, and Saxony) some small, such as bishoprics and city-states. For much of the time, the emperors had to struggle to maintain centralised power and control over the states, which could be unruly. The emperors were elected by the electors, the most powerful states and the most powerful bishops. In the early days of this empire the emperors claimed divine right to rule. But this claim was eroded quite soon