Mediaeval Europe; (814-1300) by Ephraim EmertonMediaeval Europe; (814-1300) by Ephraim Emerton

Mediaeval Europe; (814-1300)

byEphraim Emerton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... supreme judge over all the Italian powers. The Lombard cities improved the occasion to' accuse each other of every kind of violence and bad faith, and Frederic, allying himself with Pavia, took up her quarrel against her neighbor Tortona and showed how thoroughly in earnest he was by utterly destroying the latter place. Even Milan was startled by this display of energy and took every means to set herself right with the emperor. It became evident that the imperial claims, hardly mentioned since the death of Henry IV, and never before brought forward with such distinctness, were going to be revived in entirely new forms. As Frederic drew near to Rome he found himself confronted by a new set of problems. The pope of the hour was Hadrian IV, the only English pope. He The Sitna-,,, tion in Rome was a man of character and energy, prepared and in to take the highest views of papal right, but he Lombardy...... had been met at the outset of his administration by the most threatening demonstration of the old Roman spirit that had occurred since the times of Alberic. The democratic impulse, which we have been seeing in the north, had spread throughout Tuscany and had reached even Rome. Material for such an outburst was always on hand there, only waiting for leadership. The ancient glory of the Roman republic was always a thing to conjure with, and the more shadowy the actual connection of the present with the past, the more intense was the enthusiasm that the memory of that past might call forth. The political conditions at Rome were in many ways similar to, in others strikingly different from, those in Lombardy. The executive head of the city was here also a bishop, and the governing classes fell also naturally into the two orders of a higher and...
Title:Mediaeval Europe; (814-1300)Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217967167

ISBN - 13:9780217967167