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Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great Book
Author : Tim Blanning
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-03-29
ISBN : 0812988736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The definitive biography of the legendary autocrat whose enlightened rule transformed the map of Europe and changed the course of history Few figures loom as large in European history as Frederick the Great. When he inherited the Prussian crown in 1740, he ruled over a kingdom of scattered territories, a minor Germanic backwater. By the end of his reign, the much larger and consolidated Prussia ranked among the continent’s great powers. In this magisterial biography, award-winning historian Tim Blanning gives us an intimate, in-depth portrait of a king who dominated the political, military, and cultural life of Europe half a century before Napoleon. A brilliant, ambitious, sometimes ruthless monarch, Frederick was a man of immense contradictions. This consummate conqueror was also an ardent patron of the arts who attracted painters, architects, musicians, playwrights, and intellectuals to his court. Like his fellow autocrat Catherine the Great of Russia, Frederick was captivated by the ideals of the Enlightenment—for many years he kept up lively correspondence with Voltaire and other leading thinkers of the age. Yet, like Catherine, Frederick drew the line when it came to implementing Enlightenment principles that might curtail his royal authority. Frederick’s terrifying father instilled in him a stern military discipline that would make the future king one of the most fearsome battlefield commanders of his day, while deriding as effeminate his son’s passion for modern ideas and fine art. Frederick, driven to surpass his father’s legacy, challenged the dominant German-speaking powers, including Saxony, Bavaria, and the Habsburg Monarchy. It was an audacious foreign policy gambit, one at which Frederick, against the expectations of his rivals, succeeded. In examining Frederick’s private life, Blanning also carefully considers the long-debated question of Frederick’s sexuality, finding evidence that Frederick lavished gifts on his male friends and maintained homosexual relationships throughout his life, while limiting contact with his estranged, unloved queen to visits that were few and far between. The story of one man’s life and the complete political and cultural transformation of a nation, Tim Blanning’s sweeping biography takes readers inside the mind of the monarch, giving us a fresh understanding of Frederick the Great’s remarkable reign. Praise for Frederick the Great “Writing Frederick’s biography . . . requires a diverse set of skills: expertise in eighteenth-century diplomatic and military history, including the intricacies of the Holy Roman Empire; a familiarity with the music, architecture and intellectual traditions of Northern Europe; and, not least, a profound sense of human psychology, the better to grasp the makeup of this complex and tormented man. Fortunately, Tim Blanning . . . has all of these skills in abundance.”—The Wall Street Journal “At once scholarly and highly readable . . . [Blanning] has given us a superb portrait of an enlightened despot, equally at home on the battlefield and in the opera house, both utterly ruthless and culturally refined.”—Commentary “Blanning, in clear thinking and prose, investigates all aspects of Frederick’s personality and reign. . . . The last word on this significant king, for years to come.”—Booklist (starred review) “Masterly . . . Blanning brilliantly brings to life one of the most complex characters of modern European history.”—The Telegraph (five stars) “A supremely nuanced account . . . This biography finds [Blanning] at the height of his powers.”—Literary Review

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great Book
Author : Theodor Schieder,H.R. Scott,Sabina Krause
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-02-04
ISBN : 1317901525
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since its publication in 1983, Theodor Schieder's study has been recognised as the most distinguished modern study of Prussia's most famous King and a leading figure of the eighteenth century. This abbreviated translation provides the first comprehensive scholarly treatment in English published since 1975.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great Book
Author : Gerhard Ritter
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0520027752
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Frederick II (German: Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712? 17 August 1786) was King in Prussia (1740?1786) of the Hohenzollern dynasty. He is best known for his brilliance in military campaigning and organization of Prussian armies. He became known as Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Große) and was nicknamed Der Alte Fritz ("Old Fritz"). He was a grandson of George I of Great Britain, and a nephew of George II."--Wikipedia.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great Book
Author : Nancy Mitford
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-10-06
ISBN : 1448103509
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY KATE WILLIAMS Frederick II of Prussia attempted to escape his authoritarian father as a boy, but went on to become one of history's greatest rulers. He loved the flute, and devoted hours of study to the arts and French literature, forming a long-lasting but turbulent friendship with Voltaire. He was a military genius and enlarged the borders of his empire, but he also promoted religious tolerance, economic reform and laid the foundation for a united Germany. Nancy Mitford brings all these contradictions and achievements to sparkling life in an fascinating, intimate biography.

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings Book
Author : Frederick II
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-12
ISBN : 0691176426
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first modern English edition of diverse Enlightenment-era writings by Prussian monarch Frederick the Great Frederick II of Prussia (1712–1786), best known as Frederick the Great, was a prolific writer of philosophical discourses, poems, epics, satires, and more, while maintaining extensive correspondence with prominent intellectuals, Voltaire among them. This edition of selected writings, the first to make a wide range of Frederick’s most important ideas available to a modern English readership, moves beyond traditional attempts to see his work only in light of his political aims. In these pages, we can finally appreciate Frederick’s influential contributions to the European Enlightenment—and his unusual role as a monarch who was also a published author. In addition to Frederick’s major opus, the Anti-Machiavel, the works presented here include essays, prefaces, reviews, and dialogues. The subjects discussed run the gamut from ethics to religion to political theory. Accompanied by critical annotations, the texts show that we can understand Frederick’s views of kingship and the state only if we engage with a broad spectrum of his thought, including his attitudes toward morality and self-love. By contextualizing his arguments and impact on Enlightenment beliefs, this volume considers how we can reconcile Frederick’s innovative public musings with his absolutist rule. Avi Lifschitz provides a robust and detailed introduction that discusses Frederick’s life and work against the backdrop of eighteenth-century history and politics. With its unparalleled scope and cross-disciplinary appeal, Frederick the Great’s Philosophical Writings firmly establishes one monarch’s multifaceted relevance for generations of readers and scholars to come.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great Book
Author : Dennis Showalter
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Release : 2012-10-24
ISBN : 1783034793
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A biography of the Prussian king and military legend from “America’s leading historian” (Jeremy Black, author of Imperial Legacies). Famed for his military successes and domestic reforms, Frederick the Great was a remarkable leader whose campaigns were a watershed in the history of Europe, securing Prussia’s place as a continental power and inaugurating a new pattern of total war that was to endure until 1916. However, much myth surrounds this enigmatic man, his personality, and his role as politician, warrior, and king. From a renowned military historian and winner of a Pritzker Literature Award, this book provides a refreshing, multidimensional depiction of Frederick the Great and an objective, detailed reappraisal of his military, political, and social achievements. Early chapters set the scene with an excellent summary of eighteenth-century Europe and the Age of Reason; an analysis of the character, composition, and operating procedures of the Prussian army; and an exploration of Frederick’s personality as a young man. Later chapters examine his stunning victories at Rossbach and Leuthen; his defeats at Prague and Kolín; and Prussia’s emergence as a key European power. Written with style and verve, this book offers brilliant insights into the political and military history of the eighteenth century—and one of history’s most famous rulers.

History of Friedrich II of Prussia

History of Friedrich II of Prussia Book
Author : Thomas Carlyle
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1864
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Frederick the Great His Court and Times

Frederick the Great  His Court and Times Book
Author : Thomas Campbell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1843
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Making of Frederick the Great

The Making of Frederick the Great Book
Author : Edith Simon
Publisher : Greenwood
Release : 1963
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Narrative biography of the young Crown Prince to the age of thirty-five, with a background study of the kingdom of Prussia under King Frederick William.

History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great

History of Friedrich II  of Prussia Called Frederick the Great Book
Author : Thomas Carlyle
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2012
ISBN : 3864034299
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ History Of Friedrich II. Of Prussia: Called Frederick The Great, Volume 7; History Of Friedrich II. Of Prussia: Called Frederick The Great; Thomas Carlyle Thomas Carlyle Chapman and Hall, 1869 History; Europe; Germany; History / Europe / Germany; Prussia (Germany)

Confessions of Frederick the Great and the Life of Frederick the Great

Confessions of Frederick the Great and the Life of Frederick the Great Book
Author : Heinrich Von Treitschke,George Haven Putnam,Douglas Sladen
Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
Release : 2001-12-01
ISBN : 0898755360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Heinrich von Treitschke (1834-96) was a German historian. A fervid partisan of Prussia, he left Baden at the outbreak of the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and became professor of history at Kiel (1866), Heidelberg (1867), and Berlin (1874). He edited from 1866 through 1889 the monthly Preussische Jahrbüücher and became Prussian state historiographer in 1886. As a young man, he was strongly nationalistic and liberal; as he grew older his political views became more nationalistic and less liberal. Although a member of the Reichstag, he was not especially successful as a practical politician. His writings, however, reflected his political views, his deep hope for the unity and greatness of Germany under Prussian leadership, and his admiration of Bismarck and the Hohenzollerns. They also reflected his strong anti-Semitism. His theories had great impact on the new generation and in academic circles. Treitschke's histories, stirring and graphic and excellent in workmanship, are nevertheless distorted by his fanatic nationalism and his pernicious biases. His masterpiece is his History of Germany in the Nineteenth Century (in 7 volumes, 1915-19). Among his other works are Politics and Origins of Prussianism.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great Book
Author : Christopher Duffy
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-10-05
ISBN : 1317408500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For tactical and strategic ingenuity, for daring and ruthless determination and the capacity to inspire troops, Frederick the Great was without equal. In this detailed life of ‘Old Fritz’, Christopher Duffy, who has written widely on the army of Frederick and on the armies of his adversaries, Austria and Russia, has produced a definitive account of his military genius.

Frederick the Great and the Seven Years War 1756 1763

Frederick the Great and the Seven Years   War  1756  1763 Book
Author : Herbert J. Redman
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2014-07-15
ISBN : 0786476699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Seven Years' War (1756-1763), known as the French and Indian War in North America, was perhaps the first war that could properly be called a world war. It involved the major European countries, North and Central America, the coast of West Africa, the Philippines, and India. A major player in the war was Frederick the Great (1712-1786), the king of Prussia and a great military leader. The first major work on the monarch and his role in the war for more than a century, this book will undoubtedly shed light on many aspects of military and European history.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great Book
Author : Robert B. Asprey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traces the life of the eighteenth-century Prussian King, examines the history of the period, and assesses his influence on the period

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great Book
Author : Giles MacDonogh
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2013-07-30
ISBN : 1466849576
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Piet and soldier, misanthrope and philospher, Frederick the Great was a contradictory, almost unfathomable man. His conquests made him one of the most formindable and feared leaders of his era. But as a patron of artists and intellectuals, Frederick re-created Berlin as one of the continent's great cities, matching his state's reputation for military ferocity with one for cultural achievement. Though history remembers Frederick as a "Potsdam Fuhrer," his father more rightly deserved the title. When, as a youth, Frederick attempted to flee the elder man's brutality, the punishment was to watch the execution of his friend and co-conspirator, Katte. Though a subsequent compromise allowed Frederick to take the throne in 1740, he would remain true unto himself. His tastes for music, poetry, and architecture would match the significance of his military triumphs in the Seven Years' War. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, Giles MacDonogh's fresh, authoritative biograhy gives us the most fully rounded portrait yet of an often misunderstood king.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great Book
Author : Pierre Gaxotte
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1942
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this volume, French author Pierre Gaxotte offers a straightforward biography of the eighteenth-century Prussian ruler known as Frederick the Great. Now translated into English, it is satisfactorily detailed and written for the modern reader. Frederick's twenty-eight years as crown prince are examined, while military affairs are treated briefly, though not uninterestingly. Frederick is chiefly presented as a man, a philosopher, a man of letters, a bon vivant whose complex and contradictory personality perhaps unavoidably led to the strangeness of his Prussian court. Frederick surrounded himself with an extraordinary group of people--French free-thinkers, liberal philosophers, and Encyclopedists--influential voices in literary and artistic culture, which lead to intrigues and gossip, all while his devotion to the tasks which he was convinced he was called upon to fulfill was total. The author refrains from whitewashing the Prussian autocrat, instead allowing his subject to speak for himself, with the result that many of the pungent, caustic sayings of Frederick are now available for the first time in English.

History of Friedrich the Second Called Frederick the Great

History of Friedrich the Second Called Frederick the Great Book
Author : Thomas Carlyle
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1858
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great Book
Author : Werner Hegemann
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1929
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great Book
Author : Louis Leo Snyder
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1971
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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