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Frederick II of Prussia (1712-1786), best known as Frederick the Great, was a prolific writer of philosophical discourses, poems, epics, satires, and more, while maintaining extensive correspondence with prominent intellectuals, Voltaire among them. This edition of selected writings, the first to make a wide range of Frederick's most important ideas available to a modern English readership, moves beyond traditional attempts to see his work only in light of his political aims. In these pages, we can finally appreciate Frederick's influential contributions to the European Enlightenment--and his unusual role as a monarch who was also a published author.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Frederick II of Prussia (1712-1786), best known as Frederick the Great, was a prolific writer of philosophical discourses, poems, epics, satires, and more, while maintaining extensive correspondence with prominent intellectuals, Voltaire among them. This edition of selected writings, the first to make a wide range of Frederick's most important ideas available to a modern English readership, moves beyond traditional attempts to see his work only in light of his political aims. In these pages, we can finally appreciate Frederick's influential contributions to the European Enlightenment--and his unusual role as a monarch who was also a published author.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Princeton University Press
  • Erscheinungstermin: Dezember 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 244mm x 164mm x 36mm
  • Gewicht: 582g
  • ISBN-13: 9780691176420
  • ISBN-10: 0691176426
  • Artikelnr.: 59558820
Autorenporträt
Avi Lifschitz is associate professor of European history at the University of Oxford, where he is fellow of Magdalen College. He is the author of Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century and editor of Engaging with Rousseau.