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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 26, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Lecture 6

 Department of History

 HI 210: GERMAN HISTORY, 1648-1871

18th-Century Culture and Society: The German Enlightenment (Aufklärung)

1.    After the Seven Years War: Prussia, Europe and the Empire  

      - Prussia great power status in Europe and the Empire
      - The Austro-Prussian Dualism
      - Reconstruction and territorial consolidation
      - The perfection and limits of the Prussian absolutist state
      - Frederick and the Germans
      - Frederick and the German Enlightenment (Aufklärung)




- Junker
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
- Moses Mendelssohn
- Emanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason)
- Christian Dohm

- Weimar
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe
- Friedrich Schiller 

- Johann Sebastian Bach
- Georg Friedrich Händel
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Ludwig van Beethoven