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Clark, Christopher M
Iron kingdom : the rise and downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 / Christopher Clark
Alternate Title Rise and downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947
1st Harvard University Press paperback ed
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2008
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  DD389 .C53 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject Prussia (Germany) -- History
Prussia (Germany) -- Politics and government
Physical Description xviii, 775 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; cm
Note Originally published in 2006
Includes bibliographical references (p. 689-761) and index
Contents The Hohenzollerns of Brandenburg -- Devastation -- An extraordinary light in Germany -- Majesty -- Protestants -- Powers in the land -- Struggle for mastery -- Dare to know! -- Hubris and nemesis : 1789-1806 -- The world the bureaucrats made -- A time of iron -- God's march through history -- Escalation -- Splendour and misery of the Prussian Revolution -- Four wars -- Merged into Germany -- Endings
Summary Offers a history of the vanished state from its beginning as a group of territorial fragments to its rise to become one of the most powerful nations in Europe, detailing Prussia's influential and critical role in modern times and its dissolution by the Allies after World War II

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