A History of Prussia
Routledge, 13 thg 10, 2014 - 336 trang
In little more than two centuries Prussia rose from medieval obscurity and the devastation of the Thirty Years War to become the dominant power of continental Europe. Her rulers rose from Electors to Kings, and from Kings to Emperors. It is a dramatic story, and H. W. Koch fills a major gap in English-language literature with this comprehensive account. It traces the origins and rise of the Prussian state from the thirteenth century to the causes and consequences of its incorporation into the German Empire.
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The order did manage to build five castles in the region, but the resistance of the combined forces of the Hungarians and Germans who had settled there compelled it to give up any attempts to impose its own rule.
The Polish monarchy was unwilling to accept the change in political fortunes; nevertheless, its forces were expelled by the order. The peasants, moreover, were reconciled to the new situation by a considerable lightening of their feudal ...
That, in actual fact, the order was given another opportunity to rally its forces, under Heinrich von Plauen, was due less to any forces of regeneration within the order than to internal divisions among the Slavs.
Hence services could be commuted into monetary payments, which in turn enabled the hiring of mercenary forces. In contrast to the knights, the minor freemen were allowed to speak their native language, and even during the final phase of ...
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Interesting and thorough book on Prussia. But......When I began reading the book I got about half way through the first chapter and stopped. I considered returning it to the library unread. I have ... Đọc toàn bộ bài đánh giá
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14 The end of Prussia
9 The War of Liberation