Mediaeval Europe. (814-1300)

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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: ...acquired privileges. A conflict was inevitable, and it is, especially to the citizens ot a modern republic, one of the most interesting of the whole middle period. From the very beginnings of Frederic Bar-barossa to the final settlement in 1183, a full generation of men, the struggle goes on. It will be possible for us to note only its most striking points and to show how it becomes interwoven with the still larger questions of church and state. The first Italian expedition of Frederic in 1154 brings us to the first of a series of very remarkable assem-_ " t blies, at which the questions at issue were dis-Diet at cussed. In a vast plain just below Piacenza, Roncagiia. on botn of the Po, theiinpeflal camp was pitched, " as had been," says Otto of Freisirig","Trthe custom of the emperors." Here Frederic received ambassadors fronx all-parts of Italy,-and. heard.cpmplaints'lirO'UglU to him 1154 FREDERIC BARBAROSSA IN ITALY. 291 as supreme judge over all the Italian powers. The Lombard cities improved tne 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 flSver 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 onlv English pope. He TheSitua-r--£ 1----.--i i tion in Rome was...

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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: ...acquired privileges. A conflict was inevitable, and it is, especially to the citizens ot a modern republic, one...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217967213

ISBN - 13:9780217967211

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