Metternich's German Policy, Volume II
The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815
Enno E. Kraehe
Using new archival sources, this book shows that Prussia sought not the unity of Germany but its partition into five masses loosely enough joined to assure her control of the North. Hardenberg, not Metternich, supported the feudalistic claims of the estates suppressed by Napoleon and the resurrection of ancient estates' assemblies based mainly on corporate orders.
First published in 1984.