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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This prevented powerful bishops from gaining influence within the order. But throughout its history there is discernible a policy of keeping the influence of the order's clergy within narrow limits; after all, one of the explicit ...
Unlike other similar orders, this one, free from both feudal ties and the influence of temporal and spiritual lords, was still capable of being turned into an elite body for the Emperor's purposes. Frederick envisaged it as a body ...
The history of medieval Europe seems still to be written far too much in European terms without giving more than scant attention to the influence of the Arab world, particularly in the field of public administration.
... for that reason, revision. What, then, was the relationship between the Teutonic Order and the future Prussian state? Certainly, the Teutonic Order had no influence in the formation of the state of Brandenburg-Prussia.
No region within Germany could equal it, and in the centuries to come it gave Prussia a strong economic base which allowed its nobility to exert profound political influence, first upon the kingdom itself and then upon Germany as a ...
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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