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Aalen: Scientia Verlag, 1962). “Consequently,” Walker says “everybody devised his own system of estates: because nobody ever found a really satisfactory one” (111). , 1740). Nonetheless the political system remained; especially in Prussia, these distinctions would determine political and social realities well into the nineteenth century. 20. Wilson, Absolutism, 13. These two distinctions represent only a small portion of the interpretations Wilson discusses. 21. To cite one glaring example, in the seventeen territories and nations covered in Scott, European Nobilities, only Austria and Prussia represent the German-speaking territories.
Vierhaus, Germany in the Age of Absolutism, 39 for Leibniz quote, with no further reference. On ennoblement, see 39–43. Vierhaus, unfortunately, generalizes about the changes from the Prussian context. 49. Otto Hintze, “Military Organization and State Organization,” in The Historical Essays, 201. ” Also for the army’s functions and growth in the Prussian state, see Rodney Gothelf, “Frederick William I and the Beginnings of Prussian Absolutism, 1713–1740,” in Dwyer, The Rise of Prussia, 1700–1830, 59–67, where he states that the cost of the army approached 75% of the annual peacetime budget (60); Dennis Showalter, “Prussia’s Army: Continuity and Change, 1713–1830,” 220–22; Hagen Schulze, “The Prussian Military State, 1763–1805,” 206–10; and Scott, European Nobilities, 1:40—all in agreement with Hintze’s earlier assessment.
Its cosmopolitan bourgeois population had the wealth to acquire what it admired in its aristocrats, in Parisian dress codes, and in stylish architecture. Leipzig’s theater, described in chapter 3, emulated French literary values while engaging the Leipzig audience in issues specifically relevant to them. The Saxon comedies and moral weeklies articulated the values of the educated professionals—whose members authored these works—and served as vehicles for their “continuing education” and entertainment.