The Virtual Reichsrecht (Imperial Law) Reading Room
The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, which survived until 1806, may be described as a supra-national European legal and constitutional system that encompassed the territories of thirteen of today’s EU member states. It produced a vast corpus of legal sources ranging from “Reichsgesetze” or Imperial laws through to European treaties. A complete contemporary or indeed modern collection of the law or enacted legislation of the Holy Roman Empire has never been successfully compiled. Its legal sources are therefore scattered among a vast number of publications that are in turn to be found in diverse European libraries and archives. The "Virtueller Raum Reichsrecht" presents some important and rare collections and legal texts.