4 edition of Frederick The Great And His Times V4 found in the catalog.
July 25, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Written in English
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Frederick II or Frederick the Great, –86, king of Prussia (–86), son and successor of Frederick William I. Early Life Frederick's coarse and tyrannical father despised the prince, who showed a taste for French art and literature and no interest in government and war. Frederick the Great is one of history’s most important leaders. Famed for his military successes and domestic reforms, his 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
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 Brand: Pen and Sword. Frederick the Great was a renaissance man in the Age of Reason. Voltaire was his intellectual father, and the battlefield his practical mother. His impact is all around us. Jamie Slaughter. University of Wolverhampton. Notes: 1. Gerhard Ritter. Frederick the Great. Peter Paret trans. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 2. Dennis E. Showalter.
All that Macaulay wrote about Frederick's great crime of violating his plighted faith, of robbing the ally whom he was bound to defend, and of plunging all Europe into “a long, bloody and desolating war” applies to Frederick's descendant; but Carlyle admired Old Fritz because he was the only man in the 18th century who managed not to be a. However, Frederick William had a number of sons, and his third son was Frederick II, who would be called Frederick the Great. He was raised to be a military man and an autocrat—but that was not his nature. He was a very great intellectual as well as a musical composer. He was a person of emotion, of great culture.
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Frederick The Great And His Times V4 Paperback – Septem by Thomas Campbell (Author) See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ Author: Thomas Campbell. Frederick the Great by David Fraser is a very good book about the leader who took Prussia from being a middling northern power to being a major European power.
It is well-written, interesting and very detailed about an interesting period in European history/5(47). Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, dominated the 18th century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the 19th - a force of nature, a caustic, ruthless, brilliant military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, and a knowledgeable patron of artists, architects and writers, most famously Voltaire.4/5.
Frederick the Great comes off as very believable and personable, by the far the strongest character in all of her works. At times it comes off as overdramatic, but in a delightfully While certainly not for every reader, for someone interested in the era and setting in which she writes, Muhlbach constructs an excellent novel/5.
Frederick II (German: Friedrich II.; 24 January – 17 August ) ruled the Kingdom of Prussia from untilthe longest reign of any Hohenzollern king, at 46 years.
His most significant accomplishments during his reign included his military victories, his reorganization of Prussian armies, his patronage of the arts and the Enlightenment and his final success against Father: Frederick William I of Prussia.
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: CHAPTER XI. Return of the King to BerlinFirst Interview with his FamilyReprimand given him by Madame KameckeHis Violence towards KatteConfession of the.
Prussia owes its reputation as the personification of militarism to Frederick the Great (), who, though mocked by his own father as a weakling, foreshadowed Napoleon’s military genius.
British Academy fellow Blanning (The Romantic Revolution: A History,etc.) divides his biography into childhood, the Seven Years’ War period. Frederick the Great and His Family: A Historical Novel Note: Translation of Friedrich der Grosse und seine Geschwister. Language: English: LoC Class: PT: Language and Literatures: Germanic, Scandinavian, and Icelandic literatures: Subject: Frederick II, King of Prussia, -- Fiction Subject: Seven Years' War, -- Fiction.
Frederick the Great is one of history’s most famous and adept military commanders. He’s not Napoleon, but pretty damn close. The 18th-century Prussian king is credited with transforming a Author: War Is Boring. What are the best books in English on Fredrick the Great, and the Seven Years War in Europe.
I am looking to get some historical background to help enrich and develop my understanding of Friedrich. "Evening in the Palace of Reason" by James R Gaines is not a military book, but a superb biography, hard to put down, and a great way to catch the.
death's portals, Frederick wrote his most beautiful poem, called "Ami le sort en est jete'." A great wail of woe burst from his soul. The sorrows, the grievances hid until now from all, he portrayed in touching, beautiful words to his absent friend.
lie pictured to him his sufferings, his hopes, his struggles, and finally, his determination to die. Since long before his death inthe Prussian King Frederick II was known throughout Europe as “the Great,” and in the centuries since, he's been the subject of.
"Frederick II (German: Friedrich II.; 24 January. 17 August ) was King in Prussia (?) 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 4/5(1). SPECTATOR, NEW STATESMAN, SUNDAY TIMES AND TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, dominated the 18th century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the 19th - a force of nature, a caustic, ruthless, brilliant military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, and a /5().
Frederick the Great and His Court Language: English: LoC Class: PT: Language and Literatures: Germanic, Scandinavian, and Icelandic literatures: Subject: Frederick II, King of Prussia, -- Fiction Subject: Prussia (Germany) -- History -- Frederick II, -- Fiction Subject: Courts and courtiers -- Fiction Category: Text: EBook.
Full text of "Frederick the Great: His Court and Times" See other formats. FREDERICK THE GREAT AND HIS FAMILY by L. Muhlbach Part 12 out of who stand undaunted at the post of danger in times of great crises and disaster. The true calling of a man consists in this: that he it will be in honor of the great Frederick, the Csesar of his time." "Now, my dear Quintus," said the king, after Gottsched had.
Frederick the Great: King of Prussia Hardcover – March 29 It is divided into themes and covers his life and times as a gay man, a warrior, and a reforming administrator. It is enjoyable and informative. A criticism I have is that it does not put much effort into the historiography of a man remembered as, "The Great"/5().
Frederick II, byname Frederick the Great, German Friedrich der Grosse, (born JanuBerlin, Prussia [Germany]—died AugPotsdam, near Berlin), king of Prussia (–86), a brilliant military campaigner who, in a series of diplomatic stratagems and wars against Austria and other powers, greatly enlarged Prussia’s.Frederick William, the "Great Elector" of Brandenburg-Prussia, laid the corner-stone for Prussia's future importance as a world power.
He revived his country after the havoc created by the Thirty Years' War; he expanded its territory and organized its internal administration.But though Frederick hated England, and especially the- party that ruled her, he did not wish to go to war with her.
Although the first soldier of his age, Frederick wished peace. His concern was for Prussia; and since the dark and stormv days of the Seven Years' War, when his kingdom had come so near to shipwreck, he had grown cautious.