Cover: Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600–1947, from Harvard University PressCover: Iron Kingdom in PAPERBACK

Iron Kingdom

The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600–1947

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$32.00 • £25.95 • €29.00

ISBN 9780674031968

Publication Date: 02/28/2009

Academic Trade

800 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

61 halftones, 13 maps

Belknap Press

United States and its dependencies only

  • List of Illustrations and Maps
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Hohenzollerns of Brandenburg
  • 2. Devastation
  • 3. An Extraordinary Light in Germany
  • 4. Majesty
  • 5. Protestants
  • 6. Powers in the Land
  • 7. Struggle for Mastery
  • 8. Dare to Know!
  • 9. Hubris and Nemesis: 1789–1806
  • 10. The World the Bureaucrats Made
  • 11. A Time of Iron
  • 12. God’s March through History
  • 13. Escalation
  • 14. Splendour and Misery of the Prussian Revolution
  • 15. Four Wars
  • 16. Merged into Germany
  • 17. Endings
  • Notes
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene