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Charlemagne

By Matthias Becher ; Translated By David S. Bachrach.

By Matthias Becher

Charlemagne was the first emperor of medieval Europe and almost immediately after his death in 814 legends spread about his military and political prowess and the cultural glories of his court at Aix-la-Chapelle. This biography reconstructs Charlemagne's life from documentary sources, charting his conquests of Saxon and Lombard land, the establishments of a new form of government with laws, coinage and a polished language. Intended for the general reader.

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0300097964


Format: Book
Author: Becher, Matthias
Title: Charlemagne / by Matthias Becher ; translated by David S. Bachrach.
Publisher Date: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2003.
Subject: Charlemagne, Emperor, 742-814. France -- Kings and rulers -- Biography Holy Roman Empire -- Kings and rulers -- Biography France -- History -- To 987 Holy Roman Empire -- History -- To 1517
Isbn: 0300097964 (alk. paper)
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Call Number: 944.014 Bec
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Format: Book
Author: Becher, Matthias
Title: Charlemagne / by Matthias Becher ; translated by David S. Bachrach.
Publisher, Date: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2003.
Description: 170 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Charlemagne, Emperor, 742-814.
Subjects: France -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Subjects: Holy Roman Empire -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Subjects: France -- History -- To 987
Subjects: Holy Roman Empire -- History -- To 1517
Notes: "Originally published in a slightly different form as Karl der Grosse, 1999, by C.H. Beck, Munich"--T.p. verso.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-166) and index.
Contents: I. The highpoint of his reign: the imperial coronation of Charlemagne on Christmas Day in the year 800 -- II. From the fall of the Roman Empire in the West to Charlemagne's accession to power in 768: a short history of the kingdom of the Franks -- III. Charlemagne's youth and the first years of his reign: from son of the Mayor of the palace to Conqueror of Italy -- IV. The expansion of the Frankish Kingdom in the East: Saxons, Bavarians, and Avars -- V. Charlemagne, the papacy, and the Byzantine Emperor -- VI. Ruling the empire -- VII. Charlemagne's family and the arrangement of his succession -- VIII. Hero and saint: the afterlife of Charlemagne.
LCCN: 2003007858
ISBN: 0300097964 (alk. paper)
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Call Number: 944.014 Bec