A cart with a large pole or ship's mast firmly attached. Its purpose was to act as a rallying point with appropriate banners. It was used at the Battle of the Standard on 22 August 1138, and it was this which gave the battle its name, the *standard held high. Such a cart or wagon was used in Italy by the city states, the loss of which cart being a signal disgrace.

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  • Italienische Literatur — Italienische Literatur. Die J. L., wie auch die aller übrigen romanischen Völker, hat sich nicht auf durchaus selbständige Weise entfaltet. Ist auch die von Petrarca vertretene Ansicht, daß sie eine unmittelbare Fortsetzung der Römischen sei,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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