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The Deeds of Frederick Barbarossa : Records of Western Civilization (Paperback) - Otto of Freising

The Deeds of Frederick Barbarossa

Records of Western Civilization (Paperback)

By: Otto of Freising, Charles Christopher Mierow (Translator), Richard Emery (As told to), Rahewin (As told to)

Paperback Published: 8th September 2004
ISBN: 9780231134194
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 22+ years old

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& quot;The Deeds of Frederick Barbarossa& quot; is the & quot;official biography& quot; of German king and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I. This historical firsthand account was begun by his maternal uncle, Bishop Otto of Freising, the leading medieval church figure and notable historian, and continued by a less well known cleric, Rahewin. This chronicle is the single most important source for the early reign of Frederick Barbarossa and the most valuable biographical study to come out of the twelfth century. In a letter written to his uncle, Frederick recounted his life and the principal events of his reign. The first of the four books that constitute this account were written by Otto and cover events from 1075 to 1152, from the reign of Henry IV through that of Conrad III. The second book draws heavily on the letter, providing invaluable insight into Frederick's attempts to establish and consolidate the Hohenstaufen empire. The final two books, written by Rahewin, follow the emperor's reign through 1160, during which time Frederick restored order at home, recovered imperial control of Burgundy, and re-created an imperial party in Italy

The Deeds is an indespensable resource. -- Gillain B. Elliott H-Net

Introduction
Totemism as Animal Worship
Totemism as Sacrament
Totemism as Utility
Totemism as Self-Transcendence
Totemism as Neurosis
Conclusion. The Secret of the Totem
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780231134194
ISBN-10: 0231134193
Series: Records of Western Civilization (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 8th September 2004
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.24  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.52