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This is a series of reflective essays which pose fundamental and deceptively simple questions about Prussia, which for over fifty years has ceased to exist as a political entity but which continues to exert a strong and unusual influence upon German history and contemporary affairs. Professor von Thadden succeeds in demolishing many of the legends which have surrounded Prussia but pays tribute to the unique role it has played in ushering Germany into the modern world. After dealing with comparatively straightforward questions about periodisation and geographical location, Professor von Thadden proceeds to examine Prussia's social structure, its political character, its relations with Germany, its church and finally, its relations with Europe. Based on a series of radio talks in 1979, the book was originally published as Fragen an Preussen in 1981.
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- Date Published: April 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521108836
- length: 184 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
- weight: 0.24kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Prussia: when was it?
2. Prussia: where was it?
3. Prussia: who was it?
4. Prussia: what was it?
5. Prussia: how German was it?
6. Prussia: How European was it?
7. Prussia: what was its church like?
8. Prussia: its value today?
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