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The Works of Thomas Carlyle

Volume 12. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great Vol I


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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108022354

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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 ground-breaking 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 ideas. These volumes are reproduced from the 1896 Centenary Edition of his collected works. Volume 12 contains the first volume of The Life of Frederick the Great.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108022354
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Book I. Birth and Parentage, 1712:
    1. Proem: Friedrich's history from the distance we are at
    2. Friedrich's birth
    3. Father and mother: the Hanoverian connexion
    4. Father's mother
    5. King Friedrich I
    Book II. Of Brandenburg and the Hohenzollerns, 928–1417:
    1. Brannibor: Henry the Fowler
    2. Preussen: Saint Adalbert
    3. Markgraves of Brandenburg
    4. Albert the Bear
    5. Conrad of Hohenzollern, and Kaiser Barbarossa
    6. The Teutsch Ritters, or Teutonic Order
    7. Margraviate of Culmbach: Baireuth, Anspach
    8. Ascanier Markgraves in Brandenburg
    9. Burggraf Friedrich IV
    10. Brandenburg lapses to the Kaiser
    11. Bavarian Kurfursts in Brandenburg
    12. Brandenburg in Kaiser Karl's time: end of the Bavarian Kurfursts
    13. Luxemburg Kurfursts in Brandenburg
    14. Burggraf Friedrich VI
    Book III. The Hohenzollerns in Brandenburg, 1412–1713:
    1. Kurfurst Friedrich I
    2. Matinees du Roi de Prusse
    3. Kurfurst Friedrich II
    4. Kurfurst Albert Achilles, and his successor
    5. Of the Baireuth-Anspach branch
    6. Hochmeister Albert, third notable son of Friedrich
    7. Albert Alcibiades
    8. Historical meaning of the Reformation
    9. Kurfurst Joachim I
    10. Kurfurst Joachim II
    11. Seventh Kurfurst, Johann George
    12. Of Albert Friedrich, the second Duke of Preussen
    13. Ninth Kurfurst, Johann Sigismund
    14. Symptoms of a great war coming
    15. Tenth Kurfurst, George Wilhelm
    16. Thirty-Years War
    17. Duchy of Jagerndorf
    18. Friedrich Wilhelm, the Great Kurfurst, eleventh of the series
    19. King Friedrich I again
    20. Death of King Friedrich I
    Book IV. Friedrich's Apprenticeship, First Stage, 1713–1723:
    1. Childhood
    double educational element
    2. The German element
    3. Friedrich Wilhelm is King
    4. His Majesty's ways
    5. Friedrich Wilhelm's one war
    6. The little drummer
    7. Transit of Czar Peter
    8. The Crown-Prince is put to his schooling
    9. Wusterhausen
    10. The Heidelberg Protestants
    11. Of the Crown-Prince's progress in his schooling
    12. Crown-Prince falls into disfavour with Papa
    13. Results of the Crown-Prince's schooling.

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    Thomas Carlyle


    Henry Duff Traill

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