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Synopsis: From its earliest beginnings thousands of years ago, the course of man's progress has been measured by his empires. Large, dynamic flows of power, people, and culture that merge, thrive, then break apart - the pieces only to merge again in a new configuration, the process to be repeated. Through pictures and words, "Empires: Their Rise and Fall" brings the reader face to face with many of the world's greatest empires. Full-color photographs are combined with an absorbing narrative in a lively historical account of each empire and an examination of the period's most enduring cultural achievements. This volume in the series focuses on Frederick the Great and Prussia, and Napoleon and Europe, comparing and contrasting these two great rulers who represented both the technocratic and the arbitrary traditions of kingship. Frederick the Great of Prussia (1712-1786) and Napoleon Bonaparte of France (1769-1821) shared a similar passion for the army and displayed remarkable military abilities that won them dominant positions in Europe. They also shared an unwavering devotion to long hours of official drudgery, overseeing every aspect of their rapidly growing administrations. Both men read widely, particularly in the practical literature applicable to day-to-day affairs: law, finance, trade, military science, and politics. Neither tolerated political opposition. The result was the creation of superb military machines amply supported by the full resources of the state. Both Frederick and Napoleon launched campaigns that brought glory to themselves and to the state - and untold misery to soldiers and taxpayers. Sober and practical in method but ambitious in aim, the Enlightened Despots enjoyed absolute power that they used to build or destroy their states according to whim and temperament.
Title: The Enlightened Despots: Frederick the Great...
Publisher: HBJ Press
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description HBJ Press, 1980. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP85798216
Book Description HBJ Press, 1980. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9383482
Book Description HBJ Press. Book Condition: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Owner's name on endpage. Bookseller Inventory # S00F-00620
Book Description HJB Press, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Good Condition hard cover 167 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 027535
Book Description HBJ Press, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Boards and spine tight. No apparent marks throughout this book. Tracking available on most domestic orders. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000173580
Book Description HBJ Press, New York, 1980. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. There is some minor edge wear and bumping to the ends of the spine. The pages have slightly yellowed. The images are vivid. The text edges are clean, the binding is tight. The dust jacket has minor rubbing and edge wear and yellowing. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 043088
Book Description HBJ Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 0150040342 No marks or damage from past owners, Not a former library book, Not a remainder, or book club, not clipped, Hardcover. 168 pages plus 4 pages of index. 1789-1815, Europe, Frederick, Frederick II, 1740-1786. All books shipped within 24 hours with U. S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed. This is a GIFT QUALITY ITEM. Bookseller Inventory # 008214
Book Description U.S.A.: HBJ Press, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. DJ in mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 15,250
Book Description Boston Publishing Co., Boston, 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 168p. + index. illus. scuff mark edge of dj at spine extra post non media mail Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 52292
Book Description HBJ Press, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0150040342