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The Works of Thomas Carlyle

Volume 15. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great Vol IV


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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108022385

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  • Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) was one of the most influential authors of the nineteenth century. Eagerly studied at the highest level of intellectual society, his satirical essays and perceptive historical biographies caused him to be regarded for much of the Victorian period as a literary genius and eminent social philosopher. After graduating from Edinburgh University in 1814, he published his first scholarly work on German literature in 1824, before finding literary success with his history of the French Revolution in 1837. After falling from favour during the first part of the twentieth century, his work has more recently become the subject of scholarly re-examination. His introduction of German literature and philosophy into the British intellectual milieu profoundly influenced later philosophical and literary studies. These volumes are reproduced from the 1896 Centenary Edition of his collected works. Volume 15 contains the fourth volume of The Life of Frederick the Great.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108022385
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 30 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Book XII. First Silesian War, Awakening a General European One, Begins, 1740–1741:
    1. Of Schlesien, or Silesia
    2. Friedrich marches on Glogau
    3. Problem of Glogau
    4. Breslau under soft pressure
    5. Friedrich pushes forward towards Brieg and Neisse
    6. Neisse is Bombarded
    7. At Versailles, the Most Christian Majesty changes his shirt, and Belleisle is seen with papers
    8. Phenomena in Petersburg
    9. Friedrich returns to Silesia
    10. Battle of Mollwitz
    11. The bursting-forth of bedlams: Belleisle and the breakers of Pragmatic Sanction
    12. Sorrows of His Britannic Majesty
    13. Small-war: first emergence of Ziethen the Hussar General into notice
    Book XIII. First Silesian War, Leaving the General European One Ablaze All Round, Gets Ended, 1741–1742:
    1. Britannic Majesty as paladin of the Pragmatic
    2. Camp of Strehlen
    3. Grand review at Strehlen: Neipperg takes aim at Breslau, but another hits it
    4. Friedrich takes the field again, intent on having Neisse
    5. Klein-Schnellendorf: Friedrich gets Neisse, in a fashion
    6. New mayor of Landshut makes an installation speech
    7. Friedrich purposes to mend the Klein-Schnellendorf failure: fortunes of the Belleisle armament
    8. Friedrich starts for Moravia on a new scheme he has
    9. Wilhelmina goes to see the gaieties at Frankfurt
    10. Friedrich does his Moravian expedition, which proves a mere Moravian foray
    11. Nussler in Neisse, with the old Dessauer and Walrave
    12. Prince Karl does come on
    13. Battle of Chotusitz
    14. Peace of Breslau
    Book XIV. The Surrounding European War Does Not End, 1742–1744:
    1. Friedrich resumes his peaceable pursuits
    2. Austrian affairs are on the mounting hand
    3. Carnival phenomena in war-times
    4. Austrian affairs mount to a dangerous height
    5. Britannic Majesty fights his Battle of Dettingen
    and becomes supreme Jove of Germany, in a manner
    6. Voltaire visits Friedrich for the fourth time
    7. Friedrich makes treaty with France
    and silently gets ready
    8. Perfect peace at Berlin, war all round.

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    Thomas Carlyle


    Henry Duff Traill

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