you’d think the Star Trek fandom would be a very intelligent and philosophical fandom but instead we all just sit here like
this is the mot accurate representation of this fandom that i have ever seen
I was watching Pokémon: Indigo League on Netflix and the Pokédex called Kakuna a “transitional Pokémon”
and then suddenly this happened
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! :)
sometimes i think about the fact that i was the only female to wear pants to the grad ceremony out of a class of 1800
and i wonder how many people were dressed against their will for the event because they were pressured by gender stereotypes and societal pressures to conform to those ideas
WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
all the awards to this old man
The last one is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen oh my God
OK so I know that everyone loves to write Gilbert as loud and obnoxious and well, ya know, Gilbert but does anyone ever think about proper, formal, polite, commanding,
royalGil because he used to be the goddamn Kingdom of Prussia, one of the most influential countries in Europe at the time so like think about it
- Commanding Officer Beilschmidt keeping his troops in line
- Gilbert bowing his head and complimenting his hosts on the wonderful meal
- Gilbert riding his horse in full military uniform through town and greeting the citizens of Prussia
- Gilbert attending fancy balls and dancing with all the ladies
and some of the men
- Gilbert striking fear in any other country that dares defy the great Kingdom of Prussia
think about it ok im done bye
I have no problem with cultural exchange or borrowing things from another culture. That’s inevitable, and it’s been happening for thousands of years. The Ancient Romans basically appropriated the entire Greek pantheon and just called the gods and goddesses different names and integrated Greek Mythology with Roman things. We have loan words in English from several different languages, like media (Latin), restaurant (French), and chrome (Greek).
But what I do have a problem with is the bastardization of cultures. Taking an a culture, completely warping it and adding a bunch of crap to it that you think is correct and then portraying the culture as that thing, basically stereotyping everyone in that culture, and it is so fucking annoying.
For example, many people tell me they know ‘African dance’ when I tell them I’m Nigerian, but then it ends up being the same stereotypical bullshit that pretty much looks like ‘african inspired’ modern dance. Again, ‘African inspired’????? What country? What tribe? An entire continent can’t be condensed into a perfect picture that fits your agenda of what African cultures should be like. Same goes for any other culture or region of the world. You can’t condense all of Indian culture(s) or European cultures into a single stereotype to be manufactured and packaged for everyone to pick and choose from.
It’s extremely annoying when you tell someone you’re from a certain place, and all they rave on to you about or show you is some stereotype or manufactured bullshit that they pulled out of their ass. When people tell me they learn African music, I don’t know which part of Africa you’re talking about because there are PLENTY of cultures all over Africa. When you tell me you made ‘Asian inspired’ rice, I don’t know what country or culture you’re talking about, because there are PLENTY of cultures in Asia.
TLDR: I’m not angry if you take interest in cultures other than your own, and I think that’s a perfectly fine thing to do, but taking a culture (or in some cases an entire continent) and basically condensing it into a giant stereotype and acting as if that’s the true culture is where I get pissed..
Did you just reblog Benedict Cumberbatch cosplaying an anime character?
Did Benedict Cumberbatch willingly cosplay an anime character?
…. is he not the perfect fit for said character?
HE EVEN HAS THE DOG
oh my god
OMG…HE LOOKS PERFECT OH MY GOD
i am going to follow EVERY homestuck that reblogs this! even if it takes a month or two, i’m gonna try my best!!!
so get to reblogging!!!
this actually looks really neat
why isn’t this called fROSEn
Omg I love you ^^