The Wars of Frederick the Great Paperback
Part of the Modern Wars in Perspective series
The campaigns of Frederick the Great were more than the apogee of eighteenth-century warfare: as Dennis Showalter argues in this stimulating book which sets them in their full context, they were a watershed in the history of Europe.
They inaugurated a new pattern -- of total war for limited objectives -- that was to endure until 1916.
Frederick's battles were designed to convince his adversaries of the wisdom not just of making peace but also of keeping it; for him, victory in the field was the means to the more enduring victory of a successful negotiation, and, as such, his wars prefigure those of Napoleon.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
- Publication Date: 13/11/1995
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780582062597