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Annals of the Empire (Annales de l’Empire) is a history of Germany written by the French philosopher and author Voltaire in 1753. It is largely compiled from previous work by German historians: Voltaire described his role as like an architect, assembling a building from individual pieces of masonry.
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The Annals are the source of Voltaire's much-quoted statement about the Holy Roman Empire:
"This agglomeration which was called, and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire is in no respect either holy, Roman or an empire."