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Charlemagne

By Derek Wilson, 1935-

An absorbing biography of the great leader who was the bridge between ancient and modern Europe — the first major study in more than twenty-five years.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. He also believed himself above the rules of the church, siring bastards across Europe, and coldly ordering the execution of 4,500 prisoners. Derek Wilson shows how this complicated, fascinating man married the military might of his army to the spiritual force of the Church in Rome, thereby forging Western Christendom. This is a remarkable portrait of Charlemagne and of the intricate political, religious, and cultural world he dominated.


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Format: Book
Author: Wilson, Derek, 1935-
Title: Charlemagne / Derek Wilson.
Publisher Date: New York : Doubleday, c2006.
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: 0385516703
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Call Number: B Charlemagne
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Format: Book
Author: Wilson, Derek, 1935-
Title: Charlemagne / Derek Wilson.
Edition: 1st ed. in the United States of America.
Publisher, Date: New York : Doubleday, c2006.
Description: xxv, 226 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 25 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: 2005 by Hutchinson.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-214) and index.
LCCN: 2005048483
ISBN: 0385516703
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Available Copies: 2
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Call Number: B Charlemagne