Imperial Military Constitution

The Imperial Military Constitution (German: Reichsheeresverfassung, also called the Reichskriegsverfassung) of the Holy Roman Empire, like the rest of the imperial constitution, grew out of various laws and governed the establishment of military forces within the Empire. It was the basis for the establishment of the Army of the Holy Roman Empire (Reichsarmee), which was under the supreme command of the Emperor but was distinct from his Imperial Troops, as it could only be deployed by the Imperial Diet. The last Imperial Defence Order (Reichsdefensionalordnung), entitled Reichsgutachten in puncto securitatis, of 13/23 May 1681, completed the military constitution of the Holy Roman Empire.

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References

Sources

  • Der Augsburger Reichsabschied ("Augsburger Religionsfrieden") - full text

Literature

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Germanistische Abteilung" (in German), Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte (Wien) 82: pp. 190–222
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