Pietism and the Making of Eighteenth-Century Prussia

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Cambridge University Press, 1993. 10. 21. - 305페이지
How did as small and backward a state as Prussia transform itself to compete successfully in war against states with far greater human and financial resources? Richard Gawthrop finds the answer to this perennial question in the creation of a unique political culture, in which service to the Prussian state took precedence over all other relationships and commitments. The campaign to inculcate the new ideology of disciplined energetic obedience to the state authority derived its moral vision and institutional forms from Lutheran Pietism, a German version of ascetic Protestantism strongly influenced by English Puritanism. This work describes systematically how the collaboration between Pietism and the Prussian state not only led to an increase in the latter's power but also laid the cultural basis for the subsequent political modernization of Germany.
 

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Introduction
1
1 The German territorial state in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
14
2 Reformed confessionalism and the reign of the Great Elector
36
3 The nature of the pre1713 Hohenzollern state
60
4 Lutheran confessionalism
80
5 Spenerian Pietism
104
6 From Spener to Francke
121
ideology and indoctrination
150
growth and crisis
176
9 PietistHohenzollern collaboration
200
10 The impact of Pietist pedagogy on the Prussian army and bureaucracy
223
11 Civilian mobilization and economic development during the reign of Frederick William I ...
247
Conclusion
270
Bibliography
285
Index
301
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