The Cultivation of Monarchy and the Rise of Berlin

Author(s): 
Friedrich, Karin
Author(s): 
Smart, Sara
ISBN: 
9780754609971
Date published: 
April 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

A selection of the diverse printed, manuscript and visual materials relating to emergence of Brandenburg-Prussia as a monarchy and acknowledged power in Europe, are made available here for the first time. Featuring descriptions by the court poet, Johann von Besser, of Friedrich III’s coronation as King of Prussia in 1701, and the festivities that surrounding the event, the volume offers valuable insights into a key stage in the political and cultural history of Brandenburg-Prussia, the consequences of which exercised a crucial impact on the development of Germany and the history of Europe.