The Other Prussia: Poland, Prussia and Liberty, 1569-1772

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This book focuses on the history of Royal Prussia--the "other Prussia"--which was part of the Polish state from 1454 to 1793. It studies the complex relationship between Germans and Slavs in the Polish-Prussian borderlands, and demonstrates the importance of national and historical myth-making for power politics. Analyzing the rivalry between the multinational, constitutionalist Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and its centralized, dynastic neighbor Brandenburg-Prussia, this study contributes to our understanding of the process of early modern nation-building and the formation of national identity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages308
ISBN (Print)0521027756 , 978-0521027755
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2006

Publication series

NameCambridge Studies in Early Modern History
PublisherCambridge University Press


  • Prussia
  • Poland-Lithuania
  • urban history
  • national identity
  • German-Polish relations


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