Frederick II: A Medieval Emperor :: David Abulafia soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Allen Lane, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Floor plans; Maps (6);
From the cover: Frederick II of Hohenstaufen (1194-1250), King of Sicily, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Jerusalem, Stupor Mundi, since his own day has been seen as one of the most remarkable monarchs in the history of Europe: a man famed for his culture, a ruler determined to withstand the universalist claims of the papacy and to establish a benign autocracy based on rational principles. In this biography David Abulafia presents a very different figure, less tolerant, less far-sighted in his cultural interests, less ambitious to break the power of the Roman Church. Frederick is here revealed as a thorough …
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Just a hint of fading to the spine of the dust wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 466 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
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