The Great Elector: Frederick William of Brandenburg-Prussia, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Great Elector

Frederick William of Brandenburg-Prussia, 1st Edition

By Derek Mckay

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300 pages

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Paperback: 9780582494824
pub: 2001-06-28
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In this first biography in English for fifty years, Derek McKay avoids the limitation of seeing Frederick William primarily as precursor of the 'Enlightened' Frederick the Great. Instead, he roots him firmly in his own time, a dynastic, protestant ruler like many another in Germany, but gifted with the toughness and opportunism to overcome the hostility of his local nobilities and of the surrounding great powers.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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HISTORY / General
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HISTORY / Europe / General
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HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century