Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Frederick William IV and the Prussian Monarchy 1840–1861$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David E. Barclay

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198204305

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204305.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 09 December 2019

Monarchy and Religious Renewal in Prussia, 1840–1850

Monarchy and Religious Renewal in Prussia, 1840–1850

Chapter:
(p.75) 4 Monarchy and Religious Renewal in Prussia, 1840–1850
Source:
Frederick William IV and the Prussian Monarchy 1840–1861
Author(s):

David E. Barclay

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204305.003.0004

The friendship between Frederick William IV and Bunsen was rooted in a number of shared interests and personality traits. Both were generalists, with an inexhaustible interest in a wide range of subjects. As an awakened Christian, Frederick William was fiercely committed to the establishment of a Christian state in Prussia as a bulwark against the corruptions of the modern age. Frederick William III shared Bunsen's fascination with liturgical matters, and indeed was virtually obsessed with their details. Both Frederick William III and his son appreciated Bunsen's ability to speak frankly to them. As Crown Prince, Frederick William IV had long been respected and even popular in the Rhineland. The Gerlachs and their friends were also disturbed by Frederick William's continued determination, sustained by his contacts with Bunsen.

Keywords:   friendship, Frederick William IV, Bunsen, monarchy, Christian state, Prussia

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .