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Guelfs and Ghibellines

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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148 words

The two factions whose struggles dominated politics in the Italian communes during the 13th c. The names derived from German ...

Guelph Party and Ghibelline Party

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,040 words

Italian political factions generally supporting, respectively, the *papacy and the *Roman Empire. 1. Origins of the Guelph/Ghibelline distinction 2. ...

Guelph

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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78 words

Political faction in medieval Italy, opposed to the Ghibelline. The two factions were linked to rival families contending for ...

Guelfs and Ghibellines

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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511 words

The terms “Guelfs” and “Ghibellines” spread shortly before the middle of the 13th c., starting from Tuscany, to refer ...

Guelfs and Ghibellines

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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481 words

The terms used in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italy to denote rival supporters of the papacy (the Guelfs) and the Holy Roman Emperors (the Ghibellines). As the glossator of ...

Guelph

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

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2006

a member of one of two great factions in Italian medieval politics, traditionally supporting the Pope against the Holy Roman emperor (supported by the ...

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