The emergence and also the entire nature of Prussia are both key subjects when it comes to the study of German history, the proper development of this once very and highly individual and also dominant power is incredibly worthy of the study when it comes to its own right. Well, consequently, there is actually a large number of well written and very well-phrased books that have actually been thoroughly written on Prussia, in this guide, I will talk about some of the best ones in this guide. This is actually according to my opinion and opinions certainly differ from person to person.


  • Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia and it was written by Christopher Clark. This has actually been an incredibly well received book, and it also became the go-to popular text on Prussia. Clark has actually been known to have written a very fascinating piece all about World War 1. It has actually been considered some of the best starting points for anyone that is even remotely interested in the Prussian history, and it is also known to have been really reasonably priced too.
  • Frederick The Great: King of Prussia, written by Tim Blanning, was actually a long work but it is readable indeed. He provided a really good biography of one of the luckiest men in the history of Europe (even though you could argue that you have to make the luck work for you). Blanning’s other books are actually really worth reading as well.
  • The Rise Of Prussia 1700-1830, written by Phillip G Dwyer is a wide-ranging and also very comprehensive study of the whole Prussian history which covers the society, politics and also a whole lot of economics as well. There is a lot of mention of urban and rural life too, and there is stuff in detail about the major conflicts like Seven years and the Napoleonic wars which did cause some noteworthy moments. Dwyer has actually done a great job because he has given us a solid view of early Prussia, and it has made the readers very interested, and it will make the readers want more.
  • The Rise And Fall of Prussia by Sebastian Haffner is volume’s distinctive cover and it mark’s out as one of the more famous volumes when it comes to Prussian history and also within Haffner provides, what is in practice a great introduction to the overall sweep of the Prussian independence. The text is indeed known to be quite revisionist, and it is also very intriguing as well. The interpretations are all great. You should make sure that you read it independently and also alongside other texts too.