Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Nancy Mitford
Pages: 304
ISBN:
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Release: 1970
Editor: Ardent Media
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"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: T. C. W. Blanning
Pages: 653
ISBN: 9781400068128
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Allen Lane
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"Originally published by Allen Lane in the UK"--Title page verso.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Giles MacDonogh
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781466849570
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Release: 2013-07-30
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Gerhard Ritter
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9780520027756
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Release: 1974
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"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: Dennis Showalter
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781783034796
Available:
Release: 2012-10-24
Editor: Pen and Sword
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Christopher Duffy
Pages: 410
ISBN: 9781317408499
Available:
Release: 2015-10-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780898755367
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Release: 2001-12-01
Editor: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 His Court and Times

Frederick the Great  His Court and Times
Author: Thomas Campbell
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112114035592
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Release: 1843
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Theodor Schieder,H.R. Scott,Sabina Krause
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781317901518
Available:
Release: 2016-02-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 and the Seven Years War 1756 1763

Frederick the Great and the Seven Years   War  1756  1763
Author: Herbert J. Redman
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780786476695
Available:
Release: 2014-07-15
Editor: McFarland
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great

History of Friedrich II of Prussia  Called Frederick the Great
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HN676H
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Release: 1859
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great

History of Friedrich II  of Prussia Called Frederick the Great
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9783864034305
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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)

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings

Frederick the Great s Philosophical Writings
Author: Frederick II
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780691176420
Available:
Release: 2020-12
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Studies in the Economic Policy of Frederick the Great

Studies in the Economic Policy of Frederick the Great
Author: W.O. Henderson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781136609466
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Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Biographies of Frederick the Great generally emphasise the military and diplomatic events of his reign and neglect to discuss fully the significance of his economic policy. In this series of essays Dr. Henderson deals with various aspects of the Prussian economy in Frederick the Great’s reign. He describes Frederick’s commercial policy, the reconstruction of Prussia after the Seven Years War and the state of the Prussian economy in 1780’s, showing that "alone among his contemporaries Frederick left his country with a far more flourishing economy than it had been when he ascended the throne". The role of the private entrepreneur in Prussia at this time is illustrated by surveys of the careers of the merchants Splitgerber and Gotzkowsky who promoted the expansion of Prussia’s armament, silk and porcelain industries. This book was first published in 1963.

Life of Frederick the Great

Life of Frederick the Great
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay
Pages: 137
ISBN: UOM:39015063054798
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Release: 1882
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great

History of Friedrich II  of Prussia Called Frederick the Great
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Pages: 650
ISBN: 9783864034244
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Reprint of the original from 1858 (second Edition).

The Making of Frederick the Great

The Making of Frederick the Great
Author: Edith Simon
Pages: 296
ISBN: UCAL:B4422701
Available:
Release: 1963
Editor: Greenwood
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: David Fraser
Pages: 703
ISBN: WISC:89072018609
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great
Author: Robert B. Asprey
Pages: 715
ISBN: UOM:39015012080639
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Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Pierre Gaxotte
Pages: 420
ISBN: UOM:39015008691464
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Release: 1942
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.