Germany From The Earliest Period (volume 2)

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byWolfgang Menzel

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE HISTORY OF GERMANY PART X THE FRANCONIAN, SALIC EMPERORS (CONTINUED) CXLVI. Henry the Fifth THE dispute between Henry IV. and the pope meanwhile continued, and a sentence of excommunication was again pronounced against him by Pasqual II., who had succeeded Urban on the pontifical throne. Henry declared war against Robert of Flanders, on account of his adherence to the papal party, which had the majority of the nation on its side, but was at length driven to seek a reconciliation with the pope, whose favor he attempted to propitiate, by setting on foot another crusade, which, however, did not take place. Far behind the times in which he lived, and which required a much more energetic leader, Henry's high position was but the means of accumulating disgrace and misery on his head. In 1104, Henry, his youngest and most beloved son, followed Conrad's example, and rebelled against him. This young man inherited the strong and manly intellect of his grandfather, Henry III., and his later deeds prove that he pursued a noble aim, the restoration of the imperial authority; but the means whereby he sought to insure success, and the heartlessness with which he removed the first obstacle in his path, his old gray-headed father, reflect eternal shame on his memory. His rebellion was countenanced by the pope, and he was joined by all the princes, who were (477) either animated by their ancient enmity toward Henry, or by a hope of gaining something by a change of masters. The duke Frederick, Henry's most devoted adherent, expired, A.d. 1105, at the moment when his assistance was most needed; he left two sons, minors, Frederick and Conrad, and Prince Henry gained Swabia by wedding Frederick's widow, his own sister, to Leopold, Margrave of Austria, who united with Bohemia in f...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE HISTORY OF GERMANY PART X THE FRANCONIAN, SALIC EMPERORS (CONTINUED) CXLVI. Henry the Fifth THE dispute between Henry IV. and the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217959938

ISBN - 13:9780217959933

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