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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A people of peasants and shepherds was forced to bear the heavy burdens placed on them by the order, build castles and carry out other services. Mutual suspicion was rife, so much so that no Prussian might offer a German a mug of mead ...
The peasants, moreover, were reconciled to the new situation by a considerable lightening of their feudal obligations. Thus the Teutonic Order acquired, besides Thorun, Kulm and Elbing, the city of Danzig, and with it control over the ...
Even members of the landed gentry who were not members of the order believed themselves to be living under a harsh regime; peasants saw their path of economic development blocked by what were taken to be the order's restrictive policies ...
The free Prussian peasants had their privileges too, especially in the reduction of the tithe due. The heaviest burden was borne, of course, in Prussia as elsewhere, by the unfree. They also constituted the core of rebellion and were ...
Whereas many of the free peasants had at first the additional duty of providing the light cavalry in any military expedition of the order, during the course of the fourteenth century the increase of the economic yield of the peasants ...
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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