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Yorston's Popular History of the World Volume 4; Ancient. Mediaeval. Modern (Paperback) Loot Price: R443
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Yorston's Popular History of the World Volume 4; Ancient. Mediaeval. Modern (Paperback): Otto Von Corvin

Yorston's Popular History of the World Volume 4; Ancient. Mediaeval. Modern (Paperback)

Otto Von Corvin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...handles in a masterly manner in his " Decamerone," a collection of a hundred novels and tales mostly derived from Provencal and Spanish poets. CAPTURE OF FREDERICK THE HANDSOME, AT THE BATTLE OF MUHLDORF, Sept. 28, 1322. From the Original Painting by W. Trubner. I Louis The Bavarian. After the death of Henry VII., a new contest for the throne arose, and four of the seven elector-princes, consisting of the Archbishops of Cologne, Treves, and Mayence, and the rulers of Brandenburg, Bohemia, the Palatinate and Saxony, took different sides. Accordingly, the warlike Louis of Bavaria. (1314-1347) was chosen by the Bohemian-Luxemburg party. He was opposed by Frederick the Handsome, of Austria, the candidate of the Hapsburg faction. The consequence was a civil war that devastated Germany for eight years. Louis at length obtained the supremacy in the battle of Muhldorf, Sept., 1322, in which Frederick was taken prisoner. Popular legend has attributed this victory chiefly to the prowess of the Luxemburg captain, Seyffried Schweppermann. But Leopold, the brother of the captive Frederick, continued the struggle, assisted by various German princes, the king of France, and the Pope, who acted in his own interest. Several times the victor and his captive made a compact for peace; once, indeed, agreeing to rule jointly as brothers; but neither the princes nor the Pope would agree to the arrangement. The Pope, John XXII., excommunicated Louis, and laid his kingdom under an interdict, on account of the support he rendered to the Ghibelline party of Visconti, in Milan. At the same time the imperial crown was again declared a fief of the Church. The emperor thereupon set out for Italy, where he gained a temporary advantage, but was soon recalled to Germany by the de...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Otto Von Corvin
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 140
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-03256-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-236-03256-X
Barcode: 9781236032560

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