rem – Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen

Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen
Mannheim
19. September 2010
bis 20. Februar 2011

Ausstellung der Länder
Baden-Württemberg,
Rheinland-Pfalz
und Hessen

 
Die Staufer und Italien

The House of Hohenstaufen: Its Origins and the Family

Bull of Emperor Frederick II Portraying the Enthroned Monarch 1225

The nine Hohenstaufen monarchs from Conrad III (1138–1152) to Conradin (1254–1268) significantly shaped the history of Europe’s High Middles Ages. Appointed Dukes of Swabia, elected Kings of the Romans and elevated to the rank of Holy Roman Emperor, die Hohenstaufen occupied the pinnacle of the medieval hierarchy and, as Norman Kings and heirs of the Kingdom of Jerusalem too, additionally ruled large parts of the Christian West at times. However, the origins of the most famous dynasty of the Middles Ages remain obscured.

The exhibition traces the family’s roots in the 11th century and plots the House of Hohenstaufen’s rise to the empire’s highest position as well as its fall in the following two centuries.

 

 

Golden Bull of Emperor Frederick II Portraying the Enthroned Monarch 1225

Karlsruhe, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Generallandesarchiv.