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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... medieval Europe's political and military concerns. It is true that Emperor Henry VI, the son of Frederick Barbarossa, had turned his attention to the order while planning a crusade, but this development was cut short by his death.
The decline of European knighthood is also illustrated by changing military tactics which questioned the very raison d'etre of knighthood. The English long bows at Crecy had given an early indication of this, and when Austria's ...
When they did take the first steps in this direction, they had to give way to a German minority far more effectively organized in military terms. Relentlessly the Germans drove forward into the wilderness, secured the Vistula by ...
This vast gothic brick structure is symbolic of the entire architecture of the order; its stylistic severity exudes the spirit of a military state, gothic architecture devoid of the more light-hearted refinements which the style managed ...
The attempt failed and consequently, in 1413, the Grand Master decided to take the military initiative. This failed abysmally, not because of the superior strength of his Slav opponents, but because of the divided counsels within the ...
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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