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Germany South of the Mayne

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Article ID EUD4284
Artist Anonymus
Title Germany South of the Mayne
Year ca. 1800
Description Map shows the southern part of Germany below the Main e. g. Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Voralberg in Austria.
The concept of Germany as a distinct region in central Europe can be traced to Roman commander Julius Caesar, who referred to the unconquered area east of the Rhine as Germania, thus distinguishing it from Gaul (France), which he had conquered. In the High Middle Ages, the regional dukes, princes and bishops gained power at the expense of the emperors. Martin Luther led the Protestant Reformationagainst the Catholic Church after 1517, as the northern states became Protestant, while the southern states remained Catholic. The two parts of the Holy Roman Empire clashed in the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). 1648 marked the effective end of the Holy Roman Empire and the beginning of the modern nation-state system, with Germany divided into numerous independent states, such as Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony.
Place of Publication London
Dimensions (cm)50 x 59,5 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueLithography

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