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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On the other hand little purpose would be served by replacing unsound opinions and judgements by their distorted opposites. The task this author has set himself is to look at Prussia's history in its own terms and context, ...
But once the interests of the cities and traders on one hand, and of the Teutonic Knights on the other began to diverge, the order declined. Throughout its duration the Teutonic Order consisted of three main branches.
Hence he was to carry a rod and staff in his hands. It was within his power to grant dispensations from any rules of the order except those of chastity, poverty and obedience. Whoever was accepted into the order as a brother had first ...
It was the Grand Master's right to promote brothers of the order, or those who wanted to join the knighthood, and hand them the knight's sword. In spite of the fact that the order was a specifically Germanic institution, it did accept ...
Then during the next 11 years, uncoordinated uprisings against the foreign invaders took place, though the Germans maintained the upper hand. By 1260 it seemed that the order's hold on Prussia had been secured.
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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
11 Frederick William IV
12 Prussia and Germany 18601871
13 Prussia in Germany
14 The end of Prussia
9 The War of Liberation