Frederick the Great: A Singular Life, Variably Reflected

  title={Frederick the Great: A Singular Life, Variably Reflected},
  author={Peter Paret},
  journal={Historically Speaking},
  pages={29 - 33}
  • P. Paret
  • Published 27 January 2012
  • History
  • Historically Speaking
than temporary and regional significance. He matters to the history of the 18th century, influenced events beyond it, and may be said to remain relevant to our concerns today in the way earlier responses to such social and political issues as the relations between government and subject—now citizen—have meaning for later generations. That a kind of mythology soon developed around Frederick—further setting him apart from other rulers of the time, his uncle George II, for instance, or Louis XV… 



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