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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Brandenburg-Prussia, 1466-1806

The Rise of a Composite State

ISBN 9780230535657
Publication Date January 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Studies in European History

Karin Friedrich locates Brandenburg-Prussia in its historical, political, religious and economic context, from the demise of the Teutonic Knights to the Napoleonic crisis. Synthesising debates, the study focuses on key themes such as absolutism, foreign politics and the Enlightenment in order to provide a fresh reassessment.

KARIN FRIEDRICH Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

A Note on References
Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Glossary
A Gazetteer of Geographical and Place Names
Maps
Introduction
The Teutonic Legacy
'State-Building'
Estate Society and Life in the Rural Economy
From Baroque Court to Military Monarchy
Foreign Policy Between East and West
Enlightenment and Public Sphere
Conclusion
Appendix 1: Genealogy
Appendix 2: Table of Offices
Select Bibliography
Index

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'A very readable, provocative and informative book that will be of great service to scholars and students.' - Marion W. Gray, German History
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