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The Book Frederick the Great
The Author Gerhard Ritter
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date1974-01-01
Genre History
Pages 207
ISBN 0520027752
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Confessions of Frederick the Great and the Life of Frederick the Great
The Author Heinrich Von Treitschke
The Publisher The Minerva Group, Inc.
Release Date2001-12-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 240
ISBN 9780898755367
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Frederick the Great
The Author Thomas Campbell
The Publisher
Release Date1848
Genre Germany
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015066934509
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Frederick the Great
The Author Tim Blanning
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2016-03-29
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 688
ISBN 9780812988734
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 From the Hardcover edition.


The Book Frederick the Great
The Author Theodor Schieder
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2016-02-04
Genre History
Pages 304
ISBN 9781317901525
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Frederick the Great
The Author Dennis Showalter
The Publisher Frontline Books
Release Date2012-10-24
Genre History
Pages 256
ISBN 9781783034796
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Frederick the Great ruled for almost half a century (1740-86) and throughout his reign military matters were a prime preoccupation. For much of it Prussia was actually at war; first during the continent-wide War of Austrian Succession (1740-48) and later, the Seven Years War (1756-63), in which Prussia and Britain were allied against Austria, France, Russia, Sweden, and Saxony. By Frederick's death Prussia had doubled in size, and was overtaking Austria in the struggle for dominance over the German-speaking lands. In this classic work, Showalter surveys the entire range of these wars chronologically, placing the military operations, and Frederick's own policies and ambitions, in their broader social and political context. The result is a formidable analysis of the political and military dynamics of later 18th century Europe which will be necessary reading for all serious students of the period. However Showalter's powerful and vigorous account of these campaigns, and the great battles that decided them, will appeal beyond professional historians to general readers looking for a thrilling story, well told. This edition has been updated to include a new introduction and an excellent bibliographical essay which surveys the latest works on Frederician Prussia and eighteenth-century warfare"--Publisher's description, p. [2] of dust jacket.


The Book Frederick the Great
The Author David Fraser
The Publisher
Release Date2001
Genre History
Pages 703
ISBN WISC:89072018609
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Chronicles the life of the legendary ruler, artistic patron, man of letters, lawgiver, and military commander, examining his use of strategy and psychology within the context of eighteenth-century European diplomacy.


The Book Frederick the Great
The Author Nancy Mitford
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2011-10-06
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 272
ISBN 9781448103508
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The Evolution of Operational Art 1740 1813
The Author Claus Telp
The Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date2005-01
Genre History
Pages 226
ISBN 0714657220
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The term 'operational art', coined by Soviet military theorists in the interwar period, hasreceived increased attention in military circles with the debate on comparative NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Warsaw Pact operational capabilities during the1970s and 1980s.1 The interest in operational art also extended into the field of militaryhistory when the origins of operational art became the object of research. Some historiansmaintained that operational art first emerged in the American Civil War and Moltke'scampaigns in 1866 and 1870-1871 as a child of the Industrial Revolution. Proponents ofthis position hold that the invention of rifled guns and infantry arms, the railway and thetelegraph permitted the widely dispersed manoeuvre of independent bodies of troopswhich is a salient feature of operational art. "Publisher".


The Book Frederick the Great Prussian warrior and statesman
The Author Louis Leo Snyder
The Publisher Franklin Watts
Release Date1968-09
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 177
ISBN IND:30000005084664
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book De heerser
The Author Niccolo Machiavelli
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2009-10-31
Genre Fiction
Pages 210
ISBN 9789025365004
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Machiavellist een gangbaar woord voor een politicus of manager die in zijn persoonlijke moraal alles ondergeschikt maakt aan zijn eigen machtsuitoefening. In De heerser kan zo iemand opzoeken waarom dat moet, en hoe. Meestal gaat het om een subtiel spel waarbij andermans belangen in het oog worden gehouden, juist omdat de macht dan effectiever kan worden gehandhaafd.


The Book Frederick the Great and the Rise of Prussia
The Author W. F. Reddaway
The Publisher Hesperides Press
Release Date2008-11
Genre History
Pages 464
ISBN 9781443724678
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


The Book Frederick the Great
The Author Christopher Duffy
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2015-10-05
Genre History
Pages 410
ISBN 9781317408505
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Frederick the Great
The Author Margaret Leland Goldsmith
The Publisher
Release Date1929
Genre Prussia (Germany)
Pages 218
ISBN UOM:39015014830833
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Original Anecdotes of Frederick the Great King of Prussia
The Author Dieudonné Thiébault
The Publisher
Release Date1806
Genre Prussia (Germany)
Pages
ISBN PRNC:32101073663369
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book History of Friedrich the Second Called Frederick the Great
The Author Thomas Carlyle
The Publisher
Release Date1858
Genre Prussia (Germany)
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105020040528
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Frederick the Great
The Author Thomas Campbell
The Publisher
Release Date1843
Genre Germany
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015066934491
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Frederick the Great and his Musicians The Viola da Gamba Music of the Berlin School
The Author Michael O'Loghlin
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2017-07-05
Genre Music
Pages 272
ISBN 9781351566568
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: After decades of stagnation during the reign of his father, the 'Barracks King', the performing arts began to flourish in Berlin under Frederick the Great. Even before his coronation in 1740, the crown prince commenced recruitment of a group of musician-composers who were to form the basis of a brilliant court ensemble. Several composers, including C.P.E. Bach and the Graun brothers, wrote music for the viola da gamba, an instrument which was already becoming obsolete elsewhere. They were encouraged in this endeavour by the presence in the orchestra from 1741 of Ludwig Christian Hesse, one of the last gamba virtuosi, who was described in 1766 as 'unquestionably the finest gambist in Europe'. This study shows how the unique situation in Berlin produced the last major corpus of music written for the viola da gamba, and how the more virtuosic works were probably the result of close collaboration between Hesse and the Berlin School composers. The reader is also introduced to the more approachable pieces which were written and arranged for amateur viol players, including the king's nephew and ultimate successor, Frederick William II. O'Loghlin argues that the aesthetic circumstances which prevailed in Berlin brought forth a specific style that is reflected not only in the music for viola da gamba. Characteristics of this Berlin style are identified with reference to a broad selection of original written sources, many of which are hardly accessible to English-speaking readers. There is also a discussion of the rather contradictory reception history of the Berlin School and some of its composers. The book concludes with a complete thematic catalogue of the Berlin gamba music, with a listing of original manuscript sources and modern publications. The book will appeal to professional and amateur viola da gamba players as well as to scholars of eighteenth-century German music.


The Book Carlyle s Works Frederick the Great
The Author Thomas Carlyle
The Publisher
Release Date1892
Genre
Pages
ISBN PSU:000024610896
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Frederick the Great of Prussia
The Author Walther Hubatsch
The Publisher Thames & Hudson
Release Date1975
Genre Prussia (Germany)
Pages 303
ISBN 0500870020
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Frederick the Great, important ruler of the Enlightement period, and his reign as a German territorial prince inside the Holy Roman Empire is discussed.