Frederick the Great

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  • Author : Tim Blanning
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 688 pages
  • ISBN : 0812988736
  • Rating : 3/5 from 5 reviews
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Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
  • Author : Tim Blanning
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 29 March 2016
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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

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
  • Author : Gerhard Ritter
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 19 June 1974
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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
  • Author : Nancy Mitford
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 06 October 2011
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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.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
  • Author : Theodor Schieder,H.R. Scott,Sabina Krause
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 04 February 2016
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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
  • Author : Giles MacDonogh
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 30 July 2013
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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

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
  • Author : Dennis Showalter
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release : 24 October 2012
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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,

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
  • Author : Christopher Duffy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 October 2015
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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.

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

Confessions of Frederick the Great and the Life of Frederick the Great
  • Author : Heinrich Von Treitschke,George Haven Putnam,Douglas Sladen
  • Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
  • Release : 01 December 2001
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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

Frederick the Great and the Seven Years War 1756 1763

Frederick the Great and the Seven Years   War  1756  1763
  • Author : Herbert J. Redman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 15 July 2014
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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

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings
  • Author : Frederick II
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 01 December 2020
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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

History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great

History of Friedrich II  of Prussia Called Frederick the Great
  • Author : Thomas Carlyle
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 19 June 2021
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