The Short-Lived Dream of Freedom

Prussia after Napoleon

Original Title: Der kurze Traum der Freiheit

Hardcover with jacket, 240 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0039-7
€ 24.99 [D] | € 25.70 [A] | CHF 34.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: September 8, 2015
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Jürgen  Luh - The Short-Lived Dream of Freedom


An important book about a key period in Prussian-German history

When Napoleon's army won the Battle of Auerstedt in 1806, Prussia was down for the count and a tough regime held sway during the French occupation. But with the ideas of the French Revolution, hope of reforms, self-determination, freedom and equality took hold. Jürgen Luh has taken one of the paintings by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and developed from it a surprising portrait of this key epoch of Prussian history – an epoch in which a short dream of freedom came to an abrupt end. A big panorama of a unique epoch on the threshold to the modern age.

•The author is one of the world's leading experts on Prussia


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