- The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947
- Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
- Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-14-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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What we find is a kingdom that existed nearly half a millennium ago as a patchwork of territorial fragments, with neither significant resources nor a coherent culture. With its capital in Berlin, Prussia grew from being a small, poor, disregarded medieval state into one of the most vigorous and powerful nations in Europe. Iron Kingdom traces Prussia's involvement in the continent's foundational religious and political conflagrations: from the devastations of the Thirty Years' War through centuries of political machinations to the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire, from the enlightenment of Frederick the Great to the destructive conquests of Napoleon, and from the "iron and blood" policies of Bismarck to the creation of the German Empire in 1871 and all that implied for the tumultuous 20th century.
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By Mike on 03-13-17
Very Interesting... Alot of names and places.
What made the experience of listening to Iron Kingdom the most enjoyable?
Hearing a history of a people I did not know much about.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Iron Kingdom?
Description of the general populations during the times of war.
Any additional comments?
Very in depth - sometimes to in depth for me . LOL
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