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