The aim of my research will be on the one hand to highlight the beginnings of Barbara’s relationship with Sigismund; particularly their engagement and wedding…
Already in his own time, he aroused responses ranging from profound adoration to vehement rejection.
In this paper I would like to investigate how these and other factors influenced the two major marriage projects pursued by Henry III in 1225: the king himself was to marry a daughter of the duke of Austria, and his sister Isabella the son and heir of Emperor Frederick I, Henry (VII).
During the twelfth century, a group of poets at the Norman court in Sicily composed traditional Arabic panegyrics in praise of the kingdoms Christian monarchs. Less than a century later, at the court of Frederick II, Sicilian poets wrote the first lyric love poetry in an Italian vernacular.
After an extremely perilous early career during which he survived the plots of several adventurers, politicians, and churchmen who took advantage of the fact that he had lost both parents by the age of four, this child turned into one of the most admired and hated of all the powerful rulers in thirteenth-century Europe…
“This is the only Crusader inscription in the Arabic language ever found in the Middle East,” say researchers.
Frederick II Hohenstaufen (1194-1250), inheritor of the Germanic Holy Roman Empire and the Normandic kingdom of Sicily, was brought up in the city of Palermo in a multicultural atmosphere par excellence.
The Normans, soon after the conquest of Sicily was complete, began using Sicilian Saracen mounted and foot archers as auxiliary troops: in 1076 they were included in the Guiscard army at the seizure of Salerno