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

The Other Prussia

Royal Prussia, Poland and Liberty, 1569-1772

Hardcover Published: 13th March 2000
ISBN: 9780521583350
Number Of Pages: 305

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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.

'This sensitive and intelligent recuperation of one of history's lost causes offers a poignant variation on the standard narrative of European nationalism.' German History

Preface
Gazetteer
Glossary
List of abbreviations
Maps
Introduction
The origins of royal Prussia
Royal Prussia and urban life in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
History, myth and historical identity
Political identity in the cities of royal Prussia and the meaning of liberty (1650-1720)
Loyalty in times of war
Divergence: the construction of rival Prussian identities
Centre versus province: the royal Prussian cities during the Great Northern War
Myths old and new: the royal Prussian enlightenment
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521583350
ISBN-10: 0521583357
Series: CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN EARLY MODERN HISTORY
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 305
Published: 13th March 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 31.75 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64