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The Small German Courts in the Eighteenth Century

1st Edition

By Adrien Fauchier-Magnan


296 pages

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pub: 2019-07-16
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First published in English in 1958, this book charts the history of the small states which emerged in Germany from the chaos of the Thirty Years War. A period which has been neglected by English historians, this book covers both the German principalities generally and specifically a study of The Duchy of Württemberg and the County of Montbéliard. It builds up a world of eccentricity, documenting little-known facts about palaces and princes.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Germany After the Peace of Westphalia 1. Germany in the Eighteenth Century 2. The Influence of France in Germany 3. The Princes and Absolute Power 4. The Princes’ Entourage 5. The Palaces and their Architects 6. Court Life in the Palaces 7. The Middle Calsses 8. Fashions and Travel 9. The New Age Part 2: The Duchy of Württemberg 10. Duke Eberhard-Ludwig 11. Schloss Ludwigsburg and La Favorite 12. Duke Karl-Alexander 13. The Three sons of Karl-Alexander 14. The Neues Schloss at Stuttgart 15. A Brilliant Reign 16. The Castle of Solitude 17. The Court of Karl-Eugen 18. Karl-Eugen Reformed 19. Schiller and Karl-Eugen 20. Schloss Hohenheim 21. Karl-Eugen’s Successors 22. The County of Montbéliard

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German History

Originally published between 1929 and 1991 the volumes in this set:

  • Offer a comprehensive and challenging interpretation of the German past
  • Assess Bismarck’s contribution to the German Empire and his legacy for modern Germany
  • Examine the psyche of the Germans and discuss the psychological impact of the Second World War on the Germans
  • Review critically not only the rise and rule of National Socialism, but also the strength of authoritarianism and militarism and the weakness of democracy in 19th Century Germany
  • Examine the inter-relationships between social and economic change on the one hand, and political developments on the other.
  • Analyse the significance of the Zollverein on economic growth
  • Discuss authority and the law in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic.
  • Analyse the contribution of German historians to 20th Century historiography
  • Chart key events in British – German trade rivalry
  • Include archival material from both the former East and West Germany.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany