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Die Grunde für das Kommen Sankt Bernhards liegen ganz anderswo. der Himmlischen Glückseligkeit in der Visio Beatifica ist die Bewährung eines wahrhaft christlichen Lebens bis zum Letzten. at. also ohne Klugheit, Gerechtigkeit, Starkmut und Mäßigung. Sie allein bürgen für die Irdische Glückseligkeit, die für Dante vornehmlich diejenige der Vita Activa ist. Und es ist in der Tat leicht einzusehen, daß auch die Pax Universalis, die im dantischen Gedankengliedbau eine so wichtige Rolle spielt, einen um so gefestigteren Bestand haben wird, je ausgeprägter in den kleinen und großen Gehilden menschlicher Gemeinschaft starke Gerechtigkeit und kluge Mäßigung walten.

Der jugendliche Prinz war denn auch auf einem Zelter, der die ungarischen Wappen trug, in Florenz eingeritten. Freilich war er nach ungari~chem Staatsrecht bloß Kronprätendent, da die Königswürde unlösbar an die Krönung mit der Krone Stepha~1S des Heiligen, des ersten ungarischen Königs, gebunden ist. Karl Martell aber hat - entgegen dem Wortlaut der Commedi,a - die St. Stephanskrone nie empfangen, ja nicht einmal den Boden Ungarns betreten. Sein früher Tod am 19. des Königreichs Arelate unmittelbar dem Reiche angegliedert war.

Unter dem Namen der Spiritualen, der, wie auf den ersten Blick zu erkennen, selbst schon aus der Gedankenwelt des Joachimismus stammt, eröffneten sie einen Kampf von kompromißloser Schärfe gegen die Kommunität oder Konventualen genannten vermeintlichen Verfälscher des Geistes ihres Ordensgründers.

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