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The Resource Frederick the Great : king of Prussia, Tim Blanning

Frederick the Great : king of Prussia, Tim Blanning

Label
Frederick the Great : king of Prussia
Title
Frederick the Great
Title remainder
king of Prussia
Statement of responsibility
Tim Blanning
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tim Blanning, a master of combining the fields of political, economic, social, and intellectual history, is just the writer to bring us both Frederick's military triumphs--he consolidated a kingdom of scattered territories into one formidable nation--as well as his cultural and political accomplishments. From his long relationship with Voltaire to his musical talent to his patronage of the decorative and fine arts to the reinvigoration of German theater, Frederick infused Prussian culture with the ideas of the Enlightenment and--where it suited him--applied them to his own authoritarian rule. In the influences he took from the past and the ideas he borrowed from the Enlightenment, Frederick was uniquely poised to rule over the total cultural and political transformation of Prussia"--Provided by publisher
Summary
King Frederick II of Prussia, known as "the Great," brilliantly sustained the well-run state he inherited from his father, Frederick I. Yet in all other respects the younger Frederick was the opposite of his predecessor, who had physically abused him and rejected the music, art, and philosophy he loved. In this superbly written biography, historian Tim Blanning explores Frederick II's psychology while detailing his life and vividly chronicling his accomplishments. General biography lovers and fans of 18th-century European history will find this an engaging study. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10473099
Cataloging source
DLC
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Blanning, T. C. W
Dewey number
  • 943/.053092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Frederick
  • Frederick
  • Frederick
  • Prussia (Germany)
  • Prussia (Germany)
  • Seven Years' War, 1756-1763
  • Enlightenment
  • Prussia (Germany)
  • Social change
  • Frederick
  • Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
  • Enlightenment
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intellectual life
  • Kings and rulers
  • Military leadership
  • Social change
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
king of Prussia
Label
Frederick the Great : king of Prussia, Tim Blanning
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published by Allen Lane in the UK"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn918986371
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
653 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400068128
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)918986371
Label
Frederick the Great : king of Prussia, Tim Blanning
Publication
Note
"Originally published by Allen Lane in the UK"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn918986371
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
653 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400068128
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)918986371

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