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.
The territory around Kulm and Lobau had become Polish but, like the entire region between the Vistula and the Memel, was not exclusively inhabited by Prussians but by numerous other tribes as well. Even before the Teutonic Knights began ...
The Polish monarchy was unwilling to accept the change in political fortunes; nevertheless, its forces were expelled by the order. The peasants, moreover, were reconciled to the new situation by a considerable lightening of their feudal ...
Prussia was given as a fief of the Polish crown to the Teutonic Knights, and the Grand Master swore the oath of fealty to the King of Poland, allegedly in rags and tears. To all intents and purposes the Teutonic Order had lost through ...
The lands beyond the river Oder, to which, after the middle of the fifteenth century, the name Neumark was given, were obtained piecemeal, partly by purchase, marriage contracts, or in reward for services rendered to the Polish Piast ...
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13 Prussia in Germany
14 The end of Prussia
9 The War of Liberation