The Great Elector: Frederick William of Brandenburg-Prussia

1st Edition

Derek Mckay

Routledge
Published June 28, 2001
Reference - 300 Pages
ISBN 9780582494824 - CAT# Y158955
Series: Profiles In Power

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Summary

In this first biography in English for fifty years, Derek McKay avoids the limitation of seeing Frederick William primarily as precursor of the 'Enlightened' Frederick the Great. Instead, he roots him firmly in his own time, a dynastic, protestant ruler like many another in Germany, but gifted with the toughness and opportunism to overcome the hostility of his local nobilities and of the surrounding great powers.

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