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Germany Under the Old Regime 1600-1790
This is one of the titles to be published in a sequence of books covering the history of Germany from Charlemagne to the present day. Intended for students, scholars and the interested general readers, these are interpretative surveys, examining the society, economy, religion and culture of the German lands within a firm political fromework.
Paperback, 453 pages
Published September 2nd 1991 by Longman Publishing Group
(first published August 1991)
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Pretty dense, but the writing is good and occaisionally inspired ("...individuals may have experienced a pleasurable shiver of wickedness by joining a secret society..."). The political narrative is strong. In particular, the section on the Thirty Years' War was quite engrossing, hitting as it did a good balance between detail and concision, a rare feat for such a complex period. The chapters on the rise of Brandenburg-Prussia from a middling Electorate to a great power are also excellent. The c ...more