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In this pioneering new work, based on a thorough re-reading of primary sources and new research in the Austrian State Archives, Franz Szabo presents a fascinating reassessment of the continental war. Professor Szabo challenges the well-established myth that the Seven Years War was won through the military skill and tenacity of the King of Prussia, often styled Frederick "the Great". Instead he argues that Prussia did not win, but merely survived the Seven Years War and did so despite and not because of the actions and decisions of its king. With balanced attention to all the major participants and to all conflict zones on the European continent, the book describes the strategies and tactics of the military leaders on all sides, analyzes the major battles of the war and illuminates the diplomatic, political and financial aspects of the conflict.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780582292727
ISBN-10: 0582292727
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Pages: 536
Imprint: Longman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Franz A. J. Szabo

Franz A.J. Szabo is Professor of History and Director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Among his publications are Kaunitz and Enlightened Absolutism, 1753-1780, which won both the Barbara Jelavich Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies and the Austrian Cultural Institute Prize for best book in Austrian Studies. He has been awarded the Austrian Order of Merit for the Arts and Sciences for his contributions to Central European scholarship.

Books By Author Franz A. J. Szabo

Seven Years War in Europe by Franz A. J. Szabo

The Seven Years War in Europe

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Kaunitz and Enlightened Absolutism 1753-1780 by Franz A. J. Szabo

Kaunitz and Enlightened Absolutism 1753-1780

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