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  • Author:
    David Abulafia
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    071399004X
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    978-0713990041
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    Viking Adult; 1St Edition edition (November 1, 1988)
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    480 pages
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Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily, King of Jerusalem, has, since his death in 1250, enjoyed a reputation as one of the most remarkable monarchs in the history of Europe.

Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily, King of Jerusalem, has, since his death in 1250, enjoyed a reputation as one of the most remarkable monarchs in the history of Europe. But as David Abulafia shows in this powerfully written biography, Frederick was much less tolerant and far-sighted in his cultural, religious, and political.

Frederick II reigned as emperor from 1215 C. E. (in the Current Era) until 1250 . Professor Abulafia studied these registers extensively and relied on the information gathered from these registers to write this book.

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Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily, King of Jerusalem, has, since his death in 1250, enjoyed a reputation as one of the most. Frederick Second : A Medieval Emperor.

David Abulafia, FSA, FRHistS, FBA (born 12 December 1949) is an English historian with a particular interest in Italy .

Here he looks at an iconic figure from the Middle Ages from a new perspective, criticizing the views of the famous German historian Ernst Kantorowicz concerning Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, whom Abulafia sees as a conservative figure rather than as a genius born out of his time.

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FREDERICK II: A MEDIEVAL EMPEROR ABULAFIA, DAVID OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS OXFORD 1992 466 S-00000326 O 0195080408 NORMAN GERMAN FREDERICK BARBAROSSA HENRY VI ROMAN EMPIRE JERUSALEM SICILY Promoting the study of medieval genealogy and prosopography. Frederick II: a Medieval Emperor. Author: Abulafia, David Publisher: Oxford University Press. Cover Type: Soft Year published: 1992 ISBN: 0195080408. Located in: Books Books.

Traces the life and reign of Frederick II, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in the thirteenth century

Cobandis
This 1988 biography of Frederick II Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Frederick II reigned as emperor from 1215 C. E. (in the Current Era) until 1250 C.E. The major benefit of this book over other earlier biographies of Frederick II is the fact that Professor David Abulafia had unique access to the papal registers of Frederick II's documents for the years from 1239 C.E.to 1240 C.E. which are currently held in the Vatican. Professor Abulafia studied these registers extensively and relied on the information gathered from these registers to write this book. Accordingly, this book offers a unique biography of Frederick II, especially for the years of 1239 C.E. through 1240 C.E., of Frederick's reign.
Uriel
This book is not for general readers interested in history. It's too detailed. But the detail makes it very good for serious historians. It is not the same kind of book as A Distant Mirror, which IS for general readers interested in history, and which got me interested in history for the general reader (there's a lot of this kind of history book).
Moralsa
This book is generally acknowledged as an excellent, recent account of the life of Frederick II. Frederick is famous in the German-speaking world for being an inspiration to the Nazi party. The earlier biography by Kantorowicz(who later taught in America), was seized on by Nazi's and Nazi sympathizers in support for a strong, mystical leader who would bring Germany back to greatness. Although Abulafia notes this troubled history in the notes, he account is mostly concerned with Frederick II's actual life and times. In a way, he is trying to debunk the superstition and legend that was built up around Frederick II in the early part of the twentieth century.

So who was Frederick II? He was the heir to the kingdom of Sicily and the Holy Roman Empire. He managed to unify his vast kingdom during his lifetime, he re-conquered Jerusalem without a fight, he wrote a subperb book on Falconry, corresponded with Arab scholars and, oh yes, fought bitterly with a succesion of Popes who just hated his guts.

In fact, these Popes, more then Frederick himself, emerge as the focal point of this book. More then anything it was their unreasoning hatred for Frederick's power that defined his life. Particularly, it seemed like Frederick spent the majority of his life fighting rebels in Lombardy who were supported by the Pope.

Recommended.
bass
A thorough and for the most part interesting book to read that explores Frederick 's life and rule and the years immediately before and after. It is clear he is in dialogue with and refuting earlier biographers. Some chapters on Frederick 's later conflicts with the pope tend to drag.
Gavirus
Abulafia has written a wonderful biography of one of the most important rulers of European history. His biography is detailed and precise, a well documented look at Frederick's life from childhood to his death, even ending the book with a great chapter to quickly tell what happened to the Hohenstaufen dynasty. Throughout the book you get an even non-biased representation of what Abulafia interpreted through his extensive research.

I did feel that there were two chapters out of place and did not belong in the scope of the biography. Towards the end we read "Culture at Court" and "Remote Control". "Culture at Court" is a nice chapter to evaluate the culture of the times - such as falconry, hunting, music, poetry, fashion - but did not add anything to the biography of Frederick II. "Remote Control" reads more like an appendix chapter to explain the registers and how much of the information is known. Both chapters are good but they do not figure into the overall structure that Abulafia used to write about Frederick II.

I am amazed to see this book trashed because one reviewer calls Abulafia a revisionist. Is not history furthered through new research and interpretations? Or should we accept the prevailing notion of history revolving around a subject as the one and true way? Abulafia has looked at the facts and interpreted them the way he saw it, and his arguments are very sound. I've always saw Frederick II this way and agree with Abulafia's interpretation. If you don't like a book because of its research or prose than discredit the book, but not because a historian writes a different view than the prevailing view.

All in all this biography is one of the better ones I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend Frederick II: A Medieval Emperor to anyone.

4.5 stars.
Arlelond
I found the book by David Abalafia, if a medieval emperor, exceeded my expectation, and the intrecet details iod that time and family names used, bought the era of that time to life, excellent book, I would personally give the book a 4 star rating.