The legendary Frederick II of Hohenstaufen
Translated from italian by Christina Jenkner.
Foreword and afterword by Franco Cardini.
The legendary Frederick II of Hohenstaufen. The adjective added to the title of the “atypical biography” of the Second Wind of Swabia penned by Bianca Tragni actually corresponds to a paradoxically veristic choice. Frederick, the father of two fatherlands – the Italian and the German one – Frederick the “new Christ”, Frederick the avenger. Perhaps what he was is not as true as rather what we imagine.