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Author Blanning, T. C. W.

Title Frederick the Great : king of Prussia / Tim Blanning.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Frederick II,1712-1786 BLA    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 653 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published by Allen Lane in the UK"--Title page verso.
Summary A portrait of the contradictory ruler who helped elevate Prussia to a first-rate power in the eighteenth century explores such topics as his military accomplishments, his long relationship with Voltaire, and his embrace of Enlightenment philosophies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. The sufferings and greatness of Frederick -- The inheritance -- The breaking of Frederick -- The making of Frederick -- The making of Frederick (part two) -- The masterful servant of the state -- Culture -- Part II. War and peace -- Peace and war, 1745-1756 -- The Seven Years War : the first three campaigns -- The Seven Years War : disaster and survival -- The Seven Years War : why Frederick won -- A long peace, a short war and double diplomacy -- Part III. On the home front -- Public and nation -- Light and dark on the home front -- Country and town -- At court and at home -- Conclusion: Death and transfiguration.
Subject Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786.
Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786 -- Military leadership.
Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786 -- Influence.
Prussia (Germany) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Prussia (Germany) -- History -- Frederick II, 1740-1786.
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763.
Enlightenment -- Germany -- Prussia.
Prussia (Germany) -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Social change -- Germany -- Prussia -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781400068128 (hc. : acid-free paper)
1400068126 (hc. : acid-free paper)

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