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1st Edition

The Rise of Brandenburg-Prussia

ISBN 9780415129381
Published June 3, 1997 by Routledge
96 Pages

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Book Description

In this pamphlet Margaret Shennan surveys the rise of Prussia from the early seventeenth century to 1740, highlighting and evaluating the role of its rulers, in particular of Frederick William I, the Great Elector, and his two successors. The author takes account of:
* international relations
* social and economic structures
* domestic pressures
* ethical and cultural influences
* idiosyncratic personalities
* terrain and boundaries.


`this pamphlet provides both the student and the general reader with an authoritative introduction to the topic, focusing on central themes and problems and access to the most recent research in this field of study.' - Tom Monaghan, History Teaching Review

'The Rise of Brandenburg Prussia offers a helpful introduction to Prussian history in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries for students preparing for their A levels as well as for first year students of European history.' - History Review