Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947

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Penguin UK, Sep 6, 2007 - History - 816 pages
'Of the "Great Powers" that dominated Europe from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, Prussia is the only one to have vanished ... Iron Kingdom is not just good: it is everything a history book ought to be ... The nemesis of Prussia has cast such a long shadow that German historians have tiptoed around the subject. Thus it was left to an Englishman to write what is surely the best history of Prussia in any language' Sunday Telegraph
 

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This took a long time to get going, and parts of "Iron Kingdom" read like a masters thesis. As such, it took me a year or so to finish and it was only the last section or so, as Prussia grew into the ... Read full review

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The author clearly knows his subject, as he delivers tons of information about it. Usefull insights are, for instance, the fact that Prussia emerged out of the horror of the Thirty Year War, and that ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Introduction
The Hohenzollerns of Brandenburg
Devastation
An Extraordinary Light in Germany
Majesty
Protestants
Powers in the Land
Struggle for Mastery
Dare to Know
17891806
The World the Bureaucrats Made
A Time of Iron
Gods March through History
Copyright

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Christopher Clark is a lecturer in Modern European History at St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge University. His previous book was a biography of Kaiser Wilhelm II.

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