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.
But as with all human institutions, the original idealism could not be sustained indefinitely. By the end of the twelfth century, spiritual knighthood seemed almost extinct. The institutions of the Knights of the Templars, whose members ...
Nevertheless, knightly ethics determined the institutions, attitudes and behaviour of the order. Its highest representative was the Grand Master. Although obliged in all important matters to take counsel from experienced brothers and to ...
In spite of the fact that the order was a specifically Germanic institution, it did accept foreigners into its ranks, particularly Poles, as well as other Slavs. In its early years there were few signs of the historic role which the ...
The order consisting of celibate monks had institutional but not personal roots in the land. The members of the order became estranged from their own people, in particular those living in the cities. Even members of the landed gentry ...
Under Albrecht, and as a result of the Reformation, the order became a secularized institution, and Prussia a secularized state. The black cross disappeared from the mantle and shield. What remained, until 1945, was the University of ...
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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