Analysis of the origin of the Roman empire
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In his essay on the manners and spirit of Nations, Voltaire said that "this body called and still called the Holy Roman Empire was in no way neither holy nor Roman nor Empire." These words pose the problem of the nature and identity of the entity, whose qualification is more than problematic. The Holy Roman Empire, or the Imperium Romanorum or sacrum, did not acquire its name until the adjective of Holy was enlisted in 1157. It was introduced in 962 AD with the coronation of Otto 1 by Pope John XII in Rome. In 961, it was ordered to defend the Roman Church that faced the threats of the king of Italy Berengar of Ivrea and Otto received the imperial dignity in return for his protection of the master of a territory that extended to the north of the then Germany to the Po Valley, including Flanders, the duchy of Burgundy, Bohemia and Moravia and Silesia. The birth of the Holy Roman Empire, unlike Voltaire, is considers as its territory by Germans, by his holy coronation. It is often regarded as the second revival of the Roman Empire, while conveying the idea of Imperium. It is a theory that the Empire, and by analogy, the Emperor, are prominent by their possession of the imperium, and exert a command over all the territories that it comprises. Since its birth, the Holy Roman Empire was marked by ambivalence, a plurality of levels that many authors include in their analysis of that empire. For almost nine hundred years, from 962 until his death in 1806, it structured a reality in Central Europe. R. Folz therefore gives the idea of the Roman Empire in two ways: first, as that of religious and philosophical speculation. Schillinger considers the level of the imperial ideology, which remained strong since the fall of the Roman Empire to the fall of the Holy Roman Empire. The imperial idea grew steadily and was directed from the middle of the 9th century, and was derived from belief in the continuity of the Empire.