The Rise of Brandenburg-Prussia, 1618-1740

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 5, 1995 - History - 96 pages
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In this pamphlet Margaret Shennan surveys the rise of Prussia from the early seventeenth century to 1740, highlighting and evaluating the role of its rulers, in particular of Frederick William I, the Great Elector, and his two successors. The author takes account of:
* international relations
* social and economic structures
* domestic pressures
* ethical and cultural influences
* idiosyncratic personalities
* terrain and boundaries.

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About the author (1995)

Margaret Shennan is a historian and full-time writer. Born in Kuching, Sarawak (now East Malaysia), her early years were spent near Penang, at Butterworth (now West Malaysia). Her schooldays in the Cameron Highlands ended abruptly with the Japanese invasion of Malaya. Her books include "Berthe Morisot: First Lady of Impressionism "(Sutton), "Missee," and the acclaimed "Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960,

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