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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Chapter1 The Teutonic Order Ruthlessness, romantic idealism and other similar
characteristics are attributed to the Deutschritter Or den, the Teutonic Knights. Yet
the story of this order is less colourful than that of similar orders such as the ...
InPrussia and Livonia the Teutonic Order could still uphold the old traditions
longer than elsewhere, but it was clear that it lived on borrowed time. During that
epoch the Teutonic Knights set about creatinga new state oftheir own, thus taking
necessary tointervene against the order on behalf ofthe Prussians, but until
1241the progress of the Teutonic Order continued relatively unimpeded. Then
during the next 11 years, uncoordinated uprisings against the foreign invaders
Fromthat point onwards the divisionswithin the Teutonic Order became endemic.
Knightsfrom Northern Germany opposed those from the south and south-west,
from Bavaria, Swabia and Franconia. Seemingly endless wars and feuds eroded
cavalry inany military expedition ofthe order, during the course ofthe fourteenth
century the increase ofthe economic ... Against the ambition of the latter toenlarge
their estates at the expense of the natives, the Teutonic Order provided the only ...
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