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.
After the residence of the Grand Master was transferred to this castle, it became the centre of the order as a whole. The Servants of St Mary of the German House, as the Teutonic Knights were called in their oldest set of rules, ...
When a Grand Master died, his deputy convened all the Komturs of Germany, Prussia and Livonia, as well as Apulia. Their function was to elect 13 members who in turn would elect the new Grand Master. Among the qualifications for this ...
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 ...
The Grand Master is to enjoy all the privileges that pertain to a prince of the Empire, including all royal privileges, and in Prussia the order shall be free from all imperial taxes, burdens and services.' The future territory of the ...
In the meantime the order had transferred its headquarters from Venice, to which city it had moved from Acre, to Prussia. The Grand Master took up residence in the Marienburg, situated midway between Königsberg and Thorun.
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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