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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...
|Country of origin:
Otto Von Corvin
||246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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