Imperial diet


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an assembly of all the states of the German empire.

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By 1764/ 1765, envoys and other representatives had come to replace the princes and emperor fully at the imperial diet in Regensburg.
Central to this historiographical evolution of the Empire has been the evaluation of its chief political organ, the Imperial Diet, which, after its meeting in Regensburg in 1663 was never dissolved and thereafter became known as the "Perpetual Diet of Regensburg.
The voting procedure in the imperial diet and other institutions was changed to protect Protestants from the in-built Catholic majority where the agenda touched matters of religion.
1) At that time it was called the Imperial Diet (Teikoku Gikai) and consisted of two Houses, the House of Peers and the House of Representatives.
In the 1660s Conring had once again become interested in the German constitution and had directed two dissertations about the imperial diet in 1666 (1666a and 1666b) and one about the "officials" of the empire, which is to say, the prince electors, in 1669.
The spirit of belief that led him to state his ideas boldly before an imperial diet at Worms in 1521, where Luther would have been killed but for the protection of friendly princes, kept him from compromising beliefs once embraced.
The imperial diet of 1613 marked the last serious attempt before the onset of the Thirty Years' War to effect a compromise, but soon Germany's territories had to adapt to the long-term perspective of calendrical pluralism.
THE IMPERIAL diet, or conference, which assembled in the Bavarian city of Augsburg that February marked a significant stage in the history of both the Reformation and Germany.
He contends convincingly that the mechanism for the suppression of Munster Anabaptism was put in place by the decision of the Imperial Diet of Speyer (1526) to avoid a repetition of the Peasants' War.
Topics include the shifting city locations of the German Imperial Diets (Reichstags) and the shaping of the "German Nation," palaces as the sites for the display of monarchical might and control of access to the sovereign, public houses as surveillance sites in the English urban community, the spatial politics of the enclosure of the English commons, the geography of links between central authority and local landowners in medieval England, the location of printed petitions and the creation of the public sphere in the English revolution, and comparative cartography of the Swiss Confederation.
He was at the Council of Basle (1435-1437) and various imperial diets, a member of legations to Germany and the Netherlands, and involved in reform in the Tyrol.

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