The Falconer

A Story of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen

Christopher Sblendorio

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£8.99
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Quick Look

An engaging account of the life and times of Federico II, who became Holy Roman Emperor in the 13th century. For Year 6 and up in the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum.

Format:
paperback
Size:
226 x 153 mm
Publisher:
Waldorf Publications
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies; Waldorf Publications
Extent:
104 pages
ISBN:
9781888365948
Publication date:
01 Jan 2010

Description

This is an intricately researched and wonderfully written book about the life and times of Federico II, who became Holy Roman Emperor in the 13th century. The Middle Ages in Europe were a time of both turmoil and heroic deeds, and both are tied up in Frederick's story, which is told here with humour and warmth by an experienced Waldorf teacher.

Many historians call Frederick II the 'first European' or the 'first modern ruler' because of the style of government he established. He was a serious patron of science and the arts, promoting literature and poetry during his rule.

This book will bring the medieval period alive for children in Year 6 and up (age 12+).

Author

Christopher Sblendorio has been a class teacher at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School in Massachusetts for over thirty years, where he has taken three classes from Years 1 to 8 (and is currently on his fourth). He is a musician with a deep love for Italy; he has walked the paths of Frederick II, leading to the writing of The Falconer.

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