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The Rise of the Nation

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by offering several criticisms against the rule of King Louis XIV. It was the failure of Louis and his successors to reinvigorate the political myth of absolutism that condemned ... More


Imperial Rule in the taufen Period

Alfred Haverkamp

in Medieval Germany 1056–1273

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221722
eISBN:
9780191678486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221722.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter surveys the imperial rule in the Staufen period. The first section describes the vents from the election of Barbarossa to the Peace of Venice (1177). The second section looks at the ... More


The Roman Church and the Lay Power in the Thirteenth Century

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Governments became more active, and there was more awareness of rights as vested in one single authority. They were formalized in established institutions, and two coherent jurisdictions, of church ... More


Enlightened Despotism and the American Revolution: The Political Thought of Frederick the Great of Prussia

Caroline Winterer

in Political Thought and the Origins of the American Presidency

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813066813
eISBN:
9780813067018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066813.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that the political thought of King Frederick II of Prussia (1712–1786) influenced Americans during the revolutionary era by offering both a positive and negative example of ... More


Arabic Sources for Sicily

Jeremy Johns

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263785
eISBN:
9780191734304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses briefly the history of Sicily from 1025 to 1204. It concentrates mostly on the less-well-known and more complicated periods, specifically the last few years of Islamic Sicily ... More


“A Large Dish of Onyx” in the Holy Roman Empire

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Frederick II Hohenstaufen, the Holy Roman Emperor who ruled southern Italy in the 13th century, seems to have acquired the Tazza from travelling merchants. He was keen to emulate and revive the ... More


Taxation and its Discontents

Florian Schui

in Rebellious Prussians: Urban Political Culture under Frederick the Great and his Successors

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199593965
eISBN:
9780191750724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593965.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores conflicts between urban dwellers and the state and its officials over fiscal matters. These conflicts developed as a result of the different perspectives on urban society that ... More


The Rock and the Vine: Pier della Vigna, Dante, and the Imagery of Empire

Martin Mclaughlin

in Dante and Governance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the analogy between the fate of Dante and that of his literary precursor here, Pier della Vigna. It considers the role of the intellectual in the politics of Italy and Empire. ... More


The Uncertain Future of Lineages: Siblings during the Reign of Frederick II

Jonathan R. Lyon

in Princely Brothers and Sisters: The Sibling Bond in German Politics, 1100-1250

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451300
eISBN:
9780801467851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451300.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the groups of brothers and sisters who were active within the princely elite during the reign of Emperor Frederick II. It first examines how the changing character of secular ... More


Religion and the State

Florian Schui

in Rebellious Prussians: Urban Political Culture under Frederick the Great and his Successors

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199593965
eISBN:
9780191750724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593965.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores conflicts between urban dwellers and state authorities over religious matters. In 1780 Frederick II decide to introduce a new hymnal in the Prussian provinces. The new hymnal ... More


Confiscation: Deposing Vassal-Kings in the Thirteenth Century

Benedict Wiedemann

in Papal Overlordship and European Princes, 1000-1270

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192855039
eISBN:
9780191945199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192855039.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

Alongside the new terminology of fiefs and vassals, the thirteenth century saw the arrival of a new idea: that the pope might be able to depose vassal-kings by virtue of his authority as the kings’ ... More


“Two Renowned Families”

John B. Freed

in Frederick Barbarossa: The Prince and the Myth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300122763
eISBN:
9780300221169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122763.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter first discusses Frederick's paternal “Staufer” ancestry. It argues that while Frederick is remembered as the greatest of the Staufer monarchs, he seemingly knew little about his paternal ... More


Frederick II

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the success of Ernst Kantorowicz's biography of emperor Frederick II, Kaiser Friedrich der Zweite, which was published at the end of March 1927 with an initial run of 2,600 ... More


The Last Muslims in Italy

David Abulafia

in Dante and Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

During Dante’s lifetime a Muslim city existed in southern Italy, Lucera, which had been settled with rebellious Muslims by Emperor Frederick II in the 1220s and 1230s. This article lays emphasis on ... More


Conclusion and a Glimpse into the Future

Avi Lifschitz

in Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661664
eISBN:
9780191751653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661664.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

This postscript begins with an overview of further developments in the 1780s, among them the complex combination of innatism with naturalism, Frederick the Great's essay on German language and ... More


Wardship: Theory and Practice of Papal Protection for Underage Rulers in the Thirteenth Century

Benedict Wiedemann

in Papal Overlordship and European Princes, 1000-1270

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192855039
eISBN:
9780191945199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192855039.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

In the first decades of the thirteenth century, Popes Innocent III and Honorius III found themselves bound to support the succession of three young kings—Henry III of England, James I of Aragon, and ... More


Falconry as a Transmutative Art:: Dante, Frederick II, and Islam

Daniela Boccassini

in Dante and Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This paper argues the hypothesis that the condition of the souls in Dante’s Purgatorio and Dante’s own journey of ascent of that transformative mountain lend themselves to be understood in terms of ... More


Epilogue

John B. Freed

in Frederick Barbarossa: The Prince and the Myth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300122763
eISBN:
9780300221169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122763.003.0019
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This epilogue first explains the reaction to Frederick's death. The initial reaction to the news of his death was mixed. It was the drowning that was inexplicable. Frederick had not died in a battle ... More


Epilogue: The Remains of Charlemagne

Anne A. Latowsky

in Emperor of the World: Charlemagne and the Construction of Imperial Authority, 800-1229

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451485
eISBN:
9780801467790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451485.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This epilogue describes Frederick II's coronation as the king of the Romans at Aachen, a center of Hohenstaufen support in a German realm. Soon after the ceremony, the young king was inspired to take ... More


Medieval Millennium

Frank N. Egerton

in Roots of Ecology: Antiquity to Haeckel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271746
eISBN:
9780520953635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271746.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Byzantine Empire in the eastern Mediterranean preserved ancient Greek writings and made modest additions to them, often in the form of syntheses of ancient and medieval observations. One of their ... More


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