skip to content
The Wars of Frederick the Great Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The Wars of Frederick the Great

Author: Dennis E Showalter
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, [2017] ©1996
Series: Modern wars in perspective.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The campaigns of Frederick the Great were a watershed in the history of Europe. They inaugurated a new pattern - of total war for limited objectives - that was to endure until 1916. Frederick's battles were designed to convince his adversaries of the wisdom of making and keeping peace.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Showalter, Dennis E.
Wars of Frederick the Great.
London ; New York : Longman, 1996
(OCoLC)604091087
Named Person: Frederick, King of Prussia; Frederick, King of Prussia; Friedrich, Preußen König II.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis E Showalter
ISBN: 0582062608 9780582062603 0582062594 9780582062597
OCLC Number: 32236821
Notes: "This book is digitally printed on demand."--Back cover.
Description: xi, 371 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Matrices and probabilities. Ways of war in the Age of Reason ; Prussia : an army with its own country? ; Frederick the Young, 1712-40 --
2. Wars for Silesia: 1740-45. A province overrun ; Austria's response ; Peace, and war again ; The Prussian army takes stock ; Second round for Silesia ; A province secured --
3. Breathing space and renewals. Planning the next round ; Men and weapons : Prussia's military infrastructure ; 'Train as you propose to fight' : Prussia's military evolution between 1745 and 1756 ; The diplomatic revolution of 1756 --
4. Prussia ascendant. Blitzkrieg without victory : September 1756-April 1757 ; The shock of victory, the agony of defeat : Prague and Kolin ; France takes the field ; A tide stemmed : the campaign of Rossbach ; A corner turned : the Leuthen campaign --
5. Years of balance: 1758-59. The road to Zorndorf ; Hochkirch : the unexpected bloody nose ; Frederick takes stock ; Kunersdorf : Russia takes centre stage ; Maxen : symbol of decline --
6. Prussia contra Europe: 1760-63. Feints and initiatives : the summer campaign of 1760 ; Torgau : the final killing ground ; 1761 : year of exhaustion ; 1762 : the end-game --
7. Coda: 1763-86. Prussia's recovery ; Remodeling the army ; Testing the deterrent ; The last victory --
Reflections.
Series Title: Modern wars in perspective.
Responsibility: Dennis Showalter.
More information:

Abstract:

The campaigns of Frederick the Great were a watershed in the history of Europe. They inaugurated a new pattern - of total war for limited objectives - that was to endure until 1916. Frederick's  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32236821> # The Wars of Frederick the Great
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "32236821" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/34485923#Person/frederick_ii_king_of_prussia_1712_1786> ; # King of Prussia Frederick II
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/34485923#Topic/oorlogen> ; # Oorlogen
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/12303200> ; # Preußen König II. Friedrich
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/34485923#Topic/krieg> ; # Krieg
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/34485923#Thing/wars> ; # Wars
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1225278> ; # Germany--Prussia.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/34485923#Event/1740_1786> ; # 1740-1786
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/943.053092/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/869220> ; # Command of troops
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/34485923#Place/prussia_germany> ; # Prussia (Germany)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/34485923#Place/preussen> ; # Preußen.
    schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/199606398> ; # Dennis E. Showalter
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1996" ;
    schema:datePublished "2017" ;
    schema:description "The campaigns of Frederick the Great were a watershed in the history of Europe. They inaugurated a new pattern - of total war for limited objectives - that was to endure until 1916. Frederick's battles were designed to convince his adversaries of the wisdom of making and keeping peace."@en ;
    schema:description "1. Matrices and probabilities. Ways of war in the Age of Reason ; Prussia : an army with its own country? ; Frederick the Young, 1712-40 -- 2. Wars for Silesia: 1740-45. A province overrun ; Austria's response ; Peace, and war again ; The Prussian army takes stock ; Second round for Silesia ; A province secured -- 3. Breathing space and renewals. Planning the next round ; Men and weapons : Prussia's military infrastructure ; 'Train as you propose to fight' : Prussia's military evolution between 1745 and 1756 ; The diplomatic revolution of 1756 -- 4. Prussia ascendant. Blitzkrieg without victory : September 1756-April 1757 ; The shock of victory, the agony of defeat : Prague and Kolin ; France takes the field ; A tide stemmed : the campaign of Rossbach ; A corner turned : the Leuthen campaign -- 5. Years of balance: 1758-59. The road to Zorndorf ; Hochkirch : the unexpected bloody nose ; Frederick takes stock ; Kunersdorf : Russia takes centre stage ; Maxen : symbol of decline -- 6. Prussia contra Europe: 1760-63. Feints and initiatives : the summer campaign of 1760 ; Torgau : the final killing ground ; 1761 : year of exhaustion ; 1762 : the end-game -- 7. Coda: 1763-86. Prussia's recovery ; Remodeling the army ; Testing the deterrent ; The last victory -- Reflections."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/34485923> ;
    schema:genre "Military history"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/34485923#Series/modern_wars_in_perspective> ; # Modern wars in perspective.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/604091087> ;
    schema:name "The Wars of Frederick the Great"@en ;
    schema:productID "32236821" ;
    schema:url <http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=2962386> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780582062597> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780582062603> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9601200> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/32236821> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/34485923#Person/frederick_ii_king_of_prussia_1712_1786> # King of Prussia Frederick II
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1712" ;
    schema:deathDate "1786" ;
    schema:givenName "Frederick" ;
    schema:name "King of Prussia Frederick II" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/34485923#Place/prussia_germany> # Prussia (Germany)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Prussia (Germany)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/34485923#Series/modern_wars_in_perspective> # Modern wars in perspective.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32236821> ; # The Wars of Frederick the Great
    schema:name "Modern wars in perspective." ;
    schema:name "Modern wars in perspective" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1225278> # Germany--Prussia.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Germany--Prussia." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/869220> # Command of troops
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Command of troops"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/12303200> # Preußen König II. Friedrich
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1712" ;
    schema:deathDate "1786" ;
    schema:givenName "Friedrich" ;
    schema:givenName "Frederick" ;
    schema:name "Preußen König II. Friedrich" ;
    schema:name "King of Prussia Frederick II" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/199606398> # Dennis E. Showalter
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Showalter" ;
    schema:givenName "Dennis E." ;
    schema:name "Dennis E. Showalter" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780582062597>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0582062594" ;
    schema:isbn "9780582062597" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780582062603>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0582062608" ;
    schema:isbn "9780582062603" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/604091087>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Wars of Frederick the Great." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32236821> ; # The Wars of Frederick the Great
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.