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Decline or Maturity? the Reich From Charles VII to Leopold II, c.1740–1792

Joachim Whaley

in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Volume II: The Peace of Westphalia to the Dissolution of the Reich, 1648-1806

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693078
eISBN:
9780191732256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693078.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The accession of Frederick the Great as king of Prussia in 1740 has been regarded as the start of Austro-Prussian dualism and the beginning of the end of the Reich. The years 1740-1763, culminating ... More


Carlyle, Friedrich, and the ‘Bastard Heroic’

B. W. Young

in The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores Thomas Carlyle's portrayal of Frederick the Great. It is argued that Carlyle's heroic portrait of Frederick the Great allowed him to construct and indulge a nostalgic politics ... More


God is Good: The Harmony between Judaism and Enlightenment Philosophy

Michah Gottlieb

in Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn's Theological-Political Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195398946
eISBN:
9780199894499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398946.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores Mendelssohn's early thought. While Frederick the Great's enlightened absolutism should have presented Jews with greater opportunities for social advancement and equal rights, ... More


Keyboards, Music Rooms, and the Bach Family at the Court of Frederick the Great

Mary Oleskiewicz

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 11: J. S. Bach and His Sons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041488
eISBN:
9780252050084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041488.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Using historical architectural plans, inventories, and images, this study locates and describes the musical spaces and the keyboard instruments upon which Johann Sebastian, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and ... More


Rebellious Prussians: Urban Political Culture under Frederick the Great and his Successors

Florian Schui

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199593965
eISBN:
9780191750724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593965.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

Prussian discipline is legendary. Arguments about the oppressive nature of the Prussian state and the shadow that it allegedly cast on the development of civil society have been central to debates ... More


Coming of Age: The Primal Scene

T.J. Reed

in Light in Germany: Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226205106
eISBN:
9780226205243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226205243.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the beginning is the human birthright of thinking for yourself, as set out in Immanuel Kant’s great essay ‘What is Enlightenment?’ Coming of age brings with it the right and responsibility to ask ... More


Peace in Whose Time?: The Ultimate Prize

T.J. Reed

in Light in Germany: Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226205106
eISBN:
9780226205243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226205243.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Or almost ends. The grimmer realities of European life constantly threatened any fulfilment, great or small. Frederick the Great’s commitment to old political and military ways were at odds with his ... More


The Theological Character of Bach’s Musical Offering

Michael Marissen

in Bach & God

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190606954
eISBN:
9780190606985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606954.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that even the so-called pure instrumental music of Johann Sebastian Bach can share a great deal with his liturgical vocal music in projecting religiosity. Questions of meaning in ... More


Military Engineers and the Development of the Princely State in Germany

Thomas Wollschläger

in Military Engineers: The Development of the Early Modern European State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781845861209
eISBN:
9781474406093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861209.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

The leading earl-modern German states were warfare states, spending their revenues on princely display and their war machines, but few could dispose of sufficient revenue to fund the establishment ... More


Bach Perspectives, Volume 11: J. S. Bach and His Sons

Mary Oleskiewicz (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041488
eISBN:
9780252050084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041488.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This volume investigates topics surrounding Johann Sebastian Bach and his five musically gifted sons. Robert Marshall takes on a deeply psychological perspective by examining how each of the Bach ... More


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