The Other Prussia: Royal Prussia, Poland and Liberty, 1569-1772

The Other Prussia: Royal Prussia, Poland and Liberty, 1569-1772

by Karin Friedrich
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521027756

ISBN-13: 9780521027755

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book focuses on the history of Royal Prussia—the "other Prussia"—which was part of the Polish state from 1454 to 1793. It studies the complex relationship between Germans and Slavs in the Polish-Prussian borderlands, and demonstrates the importance of national and historical myth-making for power politics. Analyzing the rivalry between the

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This book focuses on the history of Royal Prussia—the "other Prussia"—which was part of the Polish state from 1454 to 1793. It studies the complex relationship between Germans and Slavs in the Polish-Prussian borderlands, and demonstrates the importance of national and historical myth-making for power politics. Analyzing the rivalry between the multinational, constitutionalist Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and its centralized, dynastic neighbor Brandenburg-Prussia, this study contributes to our understanding of the process of early modern nation-building and the formation of national identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027755
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Gazetteer; Glossary; List of abbreviations; Maps; 1. Introduction; 2. The origins of royal Prussia; 3. Royal Prussia and urban life in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth; 4. History, myth and historical identity; 5. Political identity in the cities of royal Prussia and the meaning of liberty (1650–1720); 6. Loyalty in times of war; 7. Divergence: the construction of rival Prussian identities; 8. Centre versus province: the royal Prussian cities during the Great Northern War; 9. Myths old and new: the royal Prussian enlightenment; 10. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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