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Traces the life and reign of Frederick II, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in the thirteenth century
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Frederick II (1194-1250) - King of Sicily, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Jerusalem, expert ornithologist, Wonder of the World, has long been considered the first Renaissance ruler. A visionary autocrat who embraced the religious divisions within his empire to challenge the armies and oppressive limitations of the medieval church, he has also been denounced as the Antichrist, a heretic and a heathen, who died condemned by the papacy to eternal damnation.
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“David Abulafia has written a brilliant book.” – Andrew Wheatcroft, Evening Standard
“This is the rarest of books, a biography which is both a persuasive and compelling portrait of a man, and of genuine and major historical importance. Nobody will read it without pleasure.” – R.I. Moore, TLS
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Book Description Viking Adult, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB071399004X
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Condition: New. 071399004X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0882694
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Book Description Viking Adult, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M071399004X