FREDERICK BARBAROSSA’S WAR AGAINST THE COMMUNES OF LOMBARDY 1145-1176, BY Giovanni Battista Testa.
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Both Volumes $55.
Binding: Perfect Bound
In 1145 Italy was part of the Holy Roman Empire. When Frederick Barbarossa was elected Emperor Italy was in a state of tumult and opposition to being controlled by the “Germans.” The great cities of Italy broke into revolt and attempted to liberate themselves from the Germans. For a history of a Medieval war it is surprisingly detailed. This work was originally published in 1887.