- Stephy: the slippers, they have them in all dem Prussian Heritage houses. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE
- Stephy: but you can skate with them across the floors, which are always polished of course
- Germanbrothers: I bet you anything that's what Georg Friedrich does when nobody is looking
- Germanbrothers: 2am in Sanssouci blasting Lady Gaga
mischiefseraph asked: hey! I saw the picture of Georg Friedrich of Prussia, and how you noticed the ugly slippers thing he wears! I have no idea if that's the same case, but when I visited those beautiful and awesome palaces in Sans Souci they made everyone wear those ugly and huge things to not ruin the wooden floor :) so those could be the same things! if it's not, sorry for the trouble! have a great day! :)
I figured that was the reason! I just thought it looked a bit odd; he looks impeccable with his suit and then has oversized slippers on. ;)
Thank you so much!
- LilienPasse: I think he's wearing ugg slippers
- Germanbrothers: Mmm boy
- Germanbrothers: Fashion sense died when Prussia did apparently
I just took a real close look at those photos of Georg Friedrich of Prussia and I’m just left with one question
What the fuck kind of shoes are on his feet
They look like cutaway Uggs??? Like are they slippers?? he’s wearing with his suit??? Someone explain to me this mystery
I put the link to that post on the front page of the blog; on the side bar underneath the History in Gifs link, so people can reference it easily as much as they want :) Since I get that question a lot, I thought it would be easier.
Since that list is primarily Prussian-centered, I think tomorrow I will make a list of German-centered books, mostly covering Unification - modern day.
It’s very difficult to completely separate Prussian & German history since for much of it, it was one and the same.
prusyah asked: I just want to say you are one of my fav Blogs, and I also have a question. I finaly convinced my parents to order books online for me, they just ordered rise and fall of the iron kingdom for me. I was wondering, do you know any other good books about Prussia?
Well hey there, thank you very much! ^^ Hmm, that’s a bit of a difficult question, just because of the fact that the topic of “Prussia” is very broad…you can choose many routes to learn about - its military history, cultural history. There are books about Prussia in its “golden years” i.e. during the reign of Frederick the Great & the Enlightenment Period, or you can learn about Prussia under Otto von Bismarck, orchestrating the Unification of Germany. So, here are some resources for you from all areas!
BASIC PRUSSIAN HISTORY:
- The Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Fall of Prussia by Christopher Clark
- A Short History of Prussia by John Abbott (ebook only)
- The Vanished Kingdom: Travels Through the History of Prussia by James Charles Roy
- The Rise and Fall of Prussia by Sebastian Haffner [ebook link]
- Brandenburg-Prussia: 1466-1806 by Karen Friedrich
- The Origins of the Kingdom of Prussia [Kindle only] by A. D. Ward
- The Rise of Brandenburg-Prussia to 1786 by Sidney Fay
- The Rise of Brandenburg-Prussia, 1618-1740 by Margaret Shannon
FREDERICK THE GREAT & “HIS” PRUSSIA:
- Frederick the Great: New York Classics Edition by Nancy Mitford
- Frederick the Great: The Magnificent Enigma by Robert Asprey
- Frederick the Great: A Military History by Dennis Showalter
- Frederick the Great On the Art of War by Jay Luvaas
- The Army of Frederick the Great by Christopher Duffy
PRUSSIA & GERMAN UNIFICATION:
- The Wars of German Unification by Dennis Showalter
- The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in 1870-1871 by Geoffrey Wawro
- Bismarck and the German Empire by Erich Eyck
- Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire by James Wycliffe Headlam
- Modern Prussian History: 1830-1947 by Philip G. Dwyer
WWII & THE END OF PRUSSIA:
- Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany’s Eastern Front 1944-1945 by Prit Buttar
- The Death of East Prussia: War and Revenge in Germany’s Easternmost Province by Peter B. Clark
- Forgotten Land: Journeys among the Ghosts of East Prussia by Max Ergemont
- Nightmares of an East Prussian Childhood: A Memoir of the Russian Occupation by Ilse Stritzke
THE HOUSE OF HOHENZOLLERN:
- The Soldier Kings: The House of Hohenzollern by Walter Henry Nelson
- The House of Hohenzollern and the Hapsburg Monarchy by Gustav Pollak
- The Secrets of the Hohenzollerns by Armgaard Karl Graves
PRIMARY RESOURCES (letters, reports, etc):
- Frederick the Great: A Life in Deed and Letters by Giles MacDonogh
- Your Dear Letter; Private Correspondances of Queen Victoria and the Crown Princess of Prussia
- The Chronicle of Prussia by Nicolaus von Jeroschin: Crusade Texts in Translation by Mary Fischer
Please keep in mind that this list is nowhere near exhaustive. It’s just a few that I have read myself and that I have heard of and looked up. I welcome any and all additions to this list! :)
Anyone up for a film stream this weekend?
I said several months agao that I wanted to stream some German or German-themed films every now and then. Everyone really liked Goodbye, Lenin! during the Germanfest event last October, and I enjoyed it too!
I would probably have two different showings, to accomodate different time zones. Would Saturday, or Sunday work for people? Or both?
I’m unsure yet of what film it would be; I’d have to look through my list of recommendations and see what I can get ahold of.
Afterwards would probably be a Cards against Humanity after party ;)
So what say ye? And does anyone have film recommendations?