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Jun 23, · Charlemagne: A Life From Beginning to End [Hourly History] on lfcmalta.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Charlemagne It is possible that no man has ever dominated a time as much as Charles the Great dominated the Early Middle Ages. It is true that the era had its kings/5(72). Feb 17, · When it works, popular history can make a period come alive far better than an academic treatment. This book fails to do so. Instead, what you get is the conventional version of Charlemagne as the architect of the idea of Europe, both from an ideological (read religious) point of view and via the creation of an effective, militarized autocracy.4/4(74). May 25, · Charlemagne by Derek Wilson. Of all the books about Charlemagne that I’ve read, Wilson’s seems to be the most well-rounded and complete. His treatment of Charlemagne is as a historian and this helps with understanding the wider political 5/5. Charlemagne: Empire and Society. Edited by Joanna Story. Manchester University Press, ISBN: This book focuses directly on the reign of Charlemagne, bringing together a wide range of perspectives and sources with contributions from fifteen of .
Rosamond McKitterick's Charlemagne is the most up-to-date scholarly work. For a broader perspective, you might want to check out The Carolingian World (), which could be used as a textbook for an advanced history class but which I still find to be a straightforward and enjoyable read.. And if you're willing to make the adjustment, there's nothing like going back to the sources. For over years, Charles Oman's famous history has remained one of the finest sources for the study of this period. Covering a period of years and an area stretching from Northern Germany to Egypt, this is the definitive history that will alter your conceptions of a period of history that gave birth to the civilization we live in today. “In medieval times, contrary to popular belief, most knights were bandits, mercenaries, lawless brigands, skinners, highwaymen, and thieves. The supposed chivalry of Charlemagne and Roland had as much to do with the majority of medieval knights as the historical Jesus with the temporal riches and hypocrisy of the Catholic Church, or any church for that matter. HISTORY OF CHARLEMAGNE including Charles the Great, King of the Lombards, Conversion of the Saxons, A brief crusade into Spain, Holy Roman Emperor, Aachen or Aix-la-Chapelle, A centre of Christian learning, The Carolingian inheritance, The legendary Charlemagne.
An incisive and absorbing biography of the legendary emperor who bridged ancient and modern Europe and singlehandedly altered the course of Western history. Charlemagne was an extraordinary figure: an ingenious military strategist, a wise but ruthless leader, a cunning politician, and a devout believer who ensured the survival of Christianity in the West/5(6). Apr 01, · Learn about Charlemagne or Charles the Great, the powerful king who conquered much of Europe and spread educational and economic reforms across his newfound. The history of Charlemagne ends about 60% of the way through this book, and is much thinner than I had expected. It is a "just the facts" biography that--to a fault--omits the legends and chivalric hyperbole often heaped upon this king/5. A remarkable biographical account by Einhard. It narrates in detail Charlemagne's legendary rise to power, his coronation as the Roman Emperor and his military movements. Einhard has superbly captured both the public and private life of this great ruler. A true classic, it is a sure treat for history lovers. Category: History Charlemagne.