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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They made their monastic vows, all received the same food and lodgings, all participated equally in the affairs of the chapter, and in principle possessed the same political rights, such as active and passive franchise.
For example Frederick had virtually abolished the elective principle in southern Italy, but such a policy in the order would most likely have resulted in complete revolt. This structural reorganization unwittingly prepared the order for ...
The order introduced a principle hitherto unknown in the financial practice of the European states, namely the separation of the budget of the state from that of its leaders. The latter had to finance their personal expenses out of the ...
The threat from Scandinavia in the north, and from Lithuania and Poland to the east and south, put an end to one of the prevailing principles of the order's policies in the past: divide and rule. As the result of the process of ...
But these piecemeal reforms failed to halt the decay of the order, and internal dissension continued; indeed, such reforms as were carried out provided grounds for those who accused the Grand Master of betraying the principles of the ...
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11 Frederick William IV
12 Prussia and Germany 18601871
13 Prussia in Germany
14 The end of Prussia
9 The War of Liberation