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Stupor mundi

Latin phrase meaning the marvel of the world, an object of admiring bewilderment and wonder; it was originally used by the 13th-century chronicler Matthew Paris to describe the Emperor ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... mundi (Latin, ‘wonder of the world’) Emperor Frederick II ( 1194–1250 ) was so called as being the greatest sovereign, soldier and patron of artists and scholars of his...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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... mundi Latin phrase meaning the marvel of the world, an object of admiring bewilderment and wonder; it was originally used by the 13th-century chronicler Matthew Paris to describe the Emperor Frederick II of Germany ( 1194–1250...

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Latin phrase meaning the marvel of the world, an object of admiring bewilderment and wonder; it was originally used by the 13th-century chronicler Matthew Paris to describe the Emperor Frederick II ...
Wonder

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...parliament ( 1388 ), when Richard II ’s favourites were condemned for treason. Wonder of the World, The The title given to Otto III , Holy Roman Emperor ( 980–1002 ), because of his brilliant intellect. The title was also applied to Frederick II ( 1194–1250 ). See also stupor mundi . Wonder Woman A US comic-book superheroine, in the mould of batman and superman . She was created in 1941 by Charles Moulton Marston and Harry Peter , and initially devoted her energies to helping the USA defeat its enemies in the Second World War. She has a costume...

Frederick II

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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...II ( 1194–1250 ) Holy Roman Emperor ( 1220–50 ) . The grandson of Frederick I (Barbarossa), Frederick II was known as Stupor Mundi (‘Wonder of the World’) because of the breadth of his power and of his administrative, military, and intellectual abilities. He was crowned King of the Germans in 1215 and Holy Roman Emperor in 1220 , but his reign was dominated by a long and ultimately unsuccessful struggle for power with the papacy. In 1228 he led a successful crusade to Jerusalem, obtaining, in 1229 , Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem for...

Frederick II

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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...was unquestioned. He founded the University of Naples ( 1224 ), built cities and castles, promulgated a law code, the Liber augustalis , and maintained an intellectually and culturally outstanding court . For contemporaries he was, as Matthew Paris called him, the ‘Stupor Mundi’, ‘the wonder of the world’. Dante spoke well of him in the De vulgari eloquentia (1.12), but questioned his authority in Convivio book 4 and then damned him as a heretic ( Inf . 10.119). The court drew writers and thinkers from diverse cultures and languages (Latin,...

Frederick II

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... (Oxford, 1972), S. Abulafia (London, 1988), and W. Stürner (2 vols., Darmstadt [1992–2000]). A collection of papers pub. 1939–1965, ed. G. Wolf , Stupor Mundi: Zur Geschichte Friedrichs II. von Hohenstaufen (Wege der Forschung, 101; Darmstadt, 1966); J. Fleckenstein (ed.), Probleme um Friedrich II . (Studien und Quellen zur Welt Kaiser Friedrichs II., 4; 1974). A. Sommerlechner , Stupor Mundi? Kaiser Friedrich II. und die mittelalterliche Geschichtsschreibung (Vienna, 1999). N. Cohn , The Pursuit of the Millennium (rev. edn., 1970), 108–126....

Johannes Andreae

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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...treatises on canon law, an important work on legal procedure and a Biography of St Jerome (the Summa de ordine et processu judicii spiritualis has been attributed to him in error). An ardent defender of papal supremacy (he speaks of the Pope in these terms: “ Papa stupor mundi …. Nec Deus est nec homo, quasi neuter est inter utrumque [the pope, wonder of the world … neither God nor man , he is as it were half-way between the two]”). He thought that all should obey the Holy See, including the Infidels, and that canon law was of universal...

Staufen

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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...Politics , London, 1969. O. Engels , “ Beiträge zur Geschichte der Staufer im 12. Jh ”, DA , 27, 1971, 432-456. Die Zeit der Staufer , Stuttgart, 1977–1979 (exhibition catalogue; 5 vol.). Probleme um Friedrich II , J. Fleckenstein (ed.), Sigmaringen, 1974 (“VKAMAG”, 16). Stupor mundi. Zur Geschichte Friedrichs II von Hohenstaufen , G. Wolf (ed.), Darmstadt, 1982. D. Abulafia , Frederick II , London, 1992. O. Engels , Die Staufer , Stuttgart, 1993. Michel...

Frederick II, Emperor

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...final phase. There was no longer any possibility of agreement between the Papacy and the Empire . At the emperor's death ( Fiorentino , 13 Dec 1250 ), the pope was able to return triumphantly to Italy . E. Kantorowicz , L'Empereur Frédéric II , Paris, 1987 (1st ed. 1927). Stupor mundi: Zur Geschichte Friedrichs II. von Hohenstaufen , G. Wolf (ed.), Darmstadt, 1966 (2nd ed. 1989). H.-M. Schaller , Kaiser Friedrich II. Verwandler der Welt , Frankfurt, Zurich, 1971. Die Zeit der Staufer , Stuttgart, 1977 (4 vol.). Federico II e l'arte del Duecento italiano...

women in Italy

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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...category of women: the wives, widows, mothers, and daughters of an emerging *urban middle class. Among high-ranking women of note are two from southern Italy. Constance ( 1154–98 ), the mother of the Hohenstaufen emperor *Frederick II , called ‘the Wonder of the World’ ( Stupor mundi ), was sole heir to the kingdom of Sicily and Apulia (including *Naples ), a Norman realm since about 1130 . The Sicilian legacy not only extended her son’s territorial empire, but its capital at *Palermo became the site of his famous court where Arab, Byzantine, and Latin...

Italy

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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...La Fotocromo Emiliana, 1974. Kantorowicz, Ernst . Frederick the Second, 1194–1250 . Translated by E. O. Lorimer . New York: Ungar, 1957. Munz, Peter . Frederick Barbarossa: A Study in Medieval Politics . Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1969. Wolf, Günter , ed. Stupor Mundi : Zur Geschichte Friedrichs II von Hohenstaufen . Darmstadt, Germany: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1966. The South Abulafia, David . Italy, Sicily, and the Mediterranean, 1100–1400 . London: Variorum, 1987. Davis, R. H. C. The Normans and Their Myth . London: Thames...

Germany

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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...vitae ab aequalibus conscriptae , edited by JohannMatthias Watterich , vol. 2, pp. 561–564. Leipzig, Germany: Engelmann, 1862. Secondary Works Erben, Wilhelm . Kriegsgeschichte des Mittelalters . Munich and Berlin: Oldenbourg, 1929. See pp. 48–50. Sommerlechner, Andrea . Stupor mundi? Kaiser Friedrich II. und die mittelalterliche Geschichtsschreibung . Vienna: Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1999. See pp. 376–417. Wattenbach, Wilhelm , and Franz-Josef Schmale . Deutschlands Geschichtsquellen im Mittelalter . Vol. 1, Vom Tode Kaiser...

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