PRUSSIA'S RELATIONS WITH THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, 1740–1786*

@article{Wilson2008PRUSSIASRW,
  title={PRUSSIA'S RELATIONS WITH THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, 1740–1786*},
  author={Peter H. Wilson},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={51},
  pages={337 - 371}
}
  • P. Wilson
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
ABSTRACT Most writers have taken Frederick II at his word and interpreted his sparse and generally derogatory comments about the Holy Roman Empire as indications of its low priority in Prussian policy after 1740. This article offers a reappraisal, based on a re-examination of his writings and his policy towards the Empire and its principal dynasties. Despite his distaste for the imperial constitution, Frederick swiftly appreciated its significance to his goals of security and international… 
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