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Frederick the Second
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FREDERICK II is the story of the remarkable man whose power and sphere of influence straddled the worlds of Christendom and of Islam. The last of the Hohenstaufens, Holy Roman Emperor and King of... More > Sicily and Jerusalem, Frederick II was an energetic and versatile ruler, a man of great ambition in whose lifetime the conflict between Emperor and Pope reached a new intensity. Excommunicated three times by the Church, he was an absolute monarch whose power, defended in almost continuous struggle, extended over much of Germany and Italy as well as the Holy Land. Frederick was a complex man of cultured tastes and licentious manners who had unusually wide intellectual interests. At his Sicilian court scholars of all religions were welcomed--Christian, Jewish, Mohammedan. He founded the University of Naples in 1224 and was a patron of the arts and sciences. The life of this dynamic man is fully explored in Ernst Kantorowicz's notable biography and written with style and scholarship.< Less
Stupor Mundi: The Life in Death of Frederick II
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What if the traitor you had thought dead came back to haunt you? “I can see that you are troubled. You toss and turn in your sleep. Why? What disturbs your dreams tonight? I expect you have... More > forgotten about me, haven't you?” A ghost from his past has come back to haunt the dreams of the great Holy Roman Emperor, the Stupor Mundi—Wonder of the World, Frederick II. The ghost is bitter. He has not been treated well by the Emperor. But he does not seek vengeance. He comes offering redemption for the Emperor, if he will only listen. Stupor Mundi: The Life in Death of Frederick II is an historical fantasy short story.< Less
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