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

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Overview

"This book considers the phenomenon of nation-building before the age of modern nationalism. It focuses on royal (Polish) Prussia - the 'other' Prussia - a province of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1466 to 1772-3, and its major cities Danzig, Thorn and Elbing."--BOOK JACKET.
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"Strong and original....impressively researched..." Central European History

"This study represents a significant contribution to the current discussion of identity formation and the almost peripheral role that language played in the prerevolutionary era." Slavic Review, Vol. 60

"In this excellent book, Karin Friedrich argues convincingly that early modern Prussians were neither Germans nor Poles...[but] a community of citizens who embraced the constitutional agenda of the multinational [Polish-Lithuanian] Commonwealth." American Historical Review

"Friedrich's book is an excellent discussion of political theory and intellectual history that brings in new material and a valuable perspective." The Polish Review

"[The] book is well-written and tightly organized." The Historian

"This ia an excellent and important study." Journal of Modern History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521027755
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2006
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 828,609
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Gazetteer
Glossary
List of abbreviations
Map 1
Map 2
1 Introduction 1
2 The origins of Royal Prussia 20
3 Royal Prussia and urban life in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 46
4 History, myth and historical identity 71
5 Political identity in the cities of Royal Prussia and the meaning of liberty (1650-1720) 96
6 Loyalty in times of war 121
7 Divergence: the construction of rival Prussian identities 147
8 Centre versus province: the Royal Prussian cities during the Great Northern War 171
9 Myths old and new: the Royal Prussian Enlightenment 189
10 Conclusion 217
Bibliography 222
Index 268
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