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.
Feudal obligations were imposed upon the native population in their full severity. The system of centralized administration on the Saracen pattern, first introduced into Europe by Emperor Frederick II and adapted by the Teutonic ...
As a result, Catholic powers now confronted the order, exploiting the accumulated grievances of the population under its rule, and hardly disguising their ultimate aim of subjecting it to themselves. The Hanseatic cities in Prussia ...
... seven years later by papal mediation and a treaty which listed mutual rights and duties down to the minutest detail, though it was only applicable to the free natives which represented a quarter to a third of the total population.
But the rulers had spiritual as well as temporal interests; they also desired the conversion of the native heathen population. The character of the colonization varied from region to region. Often it was military, as in the case of the ...
There, the general policy followed was neither one of exterminating the native population nor of replacing it with ... as the result of misdirected crusading zeal, but on the whole Wendish and German populations gradually integrated.
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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