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The Seven Years War in Europe : 1756-1763.

Author: Franz A J Szabo
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Modern wars in perspective.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this pioneering new work, based on a thorough re-reading of primary sources and new research in the Austrian State Archives, Franz Szabo presents a fascinating reassessment of the continental war. Professor Szabo challenges the well-established myth that the Seven Years War was won through the military skill and tenacity of the King of Prussia, often styled Frederick?the Great?. Instead he argues that Prussia did  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Szabo, Franz A.J.
Seven Years War in Europe : 1756-1763.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Franz A J Szabo
ISBN: 9781317886976 1317886976
OCLC Number: 869091879
Description: 1 online resource (912 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of maps; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1 Frederick's failed gamble (August 1756-October 1757); 2 The resurgence of Prussia (September 1757-June 1758); 3 The balance restored (June 1758-November 1758); 4 The predator cornered (December 1758-December 1759); 5 The elusive peace (July 1759-May 1761); 6 The defeat of Prussia (February 1761-January 1762); 7 Unexpected dénouement (January 1762-February 1763); Conclusion; Chronology of major events; Further reading in English; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Modern wars in perspective.

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In this pioneering new work, based on a thorough re-reading of primary sources and new research in the Austrian State Archives, Franz Szabo presents a fascinating reassessment of the continental war. Professor Szabo challenges the well-established myth that the Seven Years War was won through the military skill and tenacity of the King of Prussia, often styled Frederick?the Great?. Instead he argues that Prussia did not win, but merely survived the Seven Years War and did so despite and not because of the actions and decisions of its king. With balanced attention to all the ma.

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