Check if you have access via personal or institutional login. Log in Register Recommend to librarian. After graduating from Edinburgh University in , he published his first scholarly work on German literature in , before finding success with his history of the French Revolution in After falling from favour during the first part of the twentieth century, his work has more recently become the subject of scholarly re-examination. Volume 23 contains the first volume of his translation of Goethe's Wilhelm Meister.
History of Friedrich II of Prussia Called Frederick the Great, Volume 1 by Thomas Carlyle
After graduating from Edinburgh University in , he published his first scholarly work on German literature in , before finding literary success with his history of the French Revolution in Volume 30 contains the fifth volume of a collection of critical essays. Volume 24 contains the second volume of his translation of Goethe's Wilhelm Meister. Volume 28 contains the third volume of a collection of critical essays.
Volume 27 contains the second volume of a collection of critical essays. Volume 29 contains the fourth volume of a collection of critical essays. The book starts with a portrait of Frederick I notes about his immediate family. I recommend skipping these sections at reader's discretion. Author's description of the personality of Frederick Wilhelm, his administrative reform, impact on German culture of frugality and eff Well, it wasn't a quick read, had to skim through the queen's English blabber!
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Author's description of the personality of Frederick Wilhelm, his administrative reform, impact on German culture of frugality and efficiency, provides an interesting read. Further, he presents the plight of Charles Xii in the northern war. I closed the books with great admiration for the soldier king and the Iron King of Sweden.
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Aug 02, Kristen rated it liked it. While quirky and fascinating for any fan of the biographies and certainly more than expansive, Carlyle's work on Frederick the Great proves even within the first volume that it is less than ideal as an objective account. He slips seamlessly from passable reports of history to broad generalizations and moralizing rants about the 18th century and the course of human history.
If you're looking to learn the basics about Frederick the Great, definitely pick up a different book. But if you're willing While quirky and fascinating for any fan of the biographies and certainly more than expansive, Carlyle's work on Frederick the Great proves even within the first volume that it is less than ideal as an objective account. But if you're willing to go along for the ride, Carlyle makes for a very entertaining read. Denise Matthess rated it liked it Jan 03, Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Richard Poirier rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Austin rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Tony Hale rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Seymour rated it really liked it Jan 18, Paris Kaye rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Shahbaz Alvi rated it did not like it Oct 22, Cuellared marked it as to-read May 21, David marked it as to-read Feb 29, Margaux Veilleux marked it as to-read Apr 24, Ahmed Oraby marked it as to-read Aug 03, Nugunn Wattanapat marked it as to-read Oct 05, Ryan marked it as to-read Feb 04, Steve Hager marked it as to-read Jul 17, Marko Mehner marked it as to-read Aug 16, Enci Shao marked it as to-read Mar 07, Mohamad Ali marked it as to-read Apr 07, Mike Mitchell marked it as to-read Sep 10, Make this lot a favourite and come back later to place your first bid.
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The spines are somewhat faded. Complete with 23 illustrations maps , of which 16 are fold-out. He was not only renowned as an enlightened ruler, though also as the one that started the Seven Year War to enlarge his territory. Frederick developed into a great military strategist and was admired by many later generations. Napoleon Bonaparte was supposed to have said the following at his grave in Potsdam: View all reviews.
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