The Holy Roman Empire


Book Details

Author  James Bryce
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   March 22, 2010
ISBN  1440082073
Pages  456

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THE object of this treatise is not so much to give a narrative history of the countries included in the RomanoGermanic Empire-Italy during the middle ages, Germany from the ninth century to the nineteenth-as to describe the Holy Empire itself as an institution or system, the wonderful offspring of a body of beliefs and traditions which have almost wholly passed away from the world. Such a description, however, would not be intelligible without some account of the great events which accompanied the growth and decay of imperial power; and it has therefore appeared best to give the book the form rather of a narrative than of a dissertation; and to combine with an exposition of what may be called the theory of the Empire an outline of the political history of Germany, as well as some notices of the affairs of medireval Italy. To make the succession of events clearer, a Chronological List of Emperors and Popes has been prefixed *. The present edition has been carefully rev

Table of Contents

CONTENTS; CHAPTER I; EXCHaNGE OF MATERIaL; 1 Historical accouut of researches upon metabolism 2 ~lethods; employed to determine the qualitative and quantitative data of the; balance between intake and output 3 Two typical examples of balance; of exchange of material in man 4 Difference in the resistance of man; and animals to depri'ation of food 5 Inanition and hibernation:; relative and absolute loss of weight of the different tissues during; abstinence from food; course of the curve of total loss during the three; phases of starvation 6 Consumption of material during fasting deĀ·; duced from analyses of the urine and respiratory products; influence of; size of body, age, sex, and constitution 7 Exchange upon a diet of; meat 8 Exchange on a diet of fats and carbohydrates with or without; the addition of protein 9 Nutritive value of the digestive products; of foods and gelatine 10 Alcoholic drinks, condiments, spices, and; aroma

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