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Becoming Charlemagne : Europe, Baghdad, and the empires of A.D. 800

Author: Jeff Sypeck
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on a Germanic king named Karl. Thus, the man later hailed as Charlemagne claimed his empire and forever shaped the destiny of Europe. Transporting readers far beyond Europe to the glittering palaces of Constantinople and the streets of medieval Baghdad, this far-ranging book shows how the Frankish king and his wise counselors built an empire not only  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charlemagne, Emperor; Karl, der Grosse.; Abbasiden.; Charlemagne, (empereur d'Occident ;; Charlemagne, (empereur d'Occident ;; Abbassides (dynastie).
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Sypeck
ISBN: 0060797061 9780060797065
OCLC Number: 68694586
Description: xx, 284 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Empires --
A Rome yet to be : Aachen, A.D. 796 --
An empress of Byzantium : Constantinople, A.D. 797 --
Sowing the seeds of empire : Tours, A.D. 796-798 --
Daybreak in the city of peace : Baghdad, A.D. 797-799 --
The merchants of Ashkenaz : Francia, A.D. 797-799 --
Emperor --
Blood of the martyrs : Rome and Paderborn, A.D. 799 --
Prayers and plots : Francia, A.D. 799-800 --
Karl, crowned by God / Rome, A.D. 800 --
An elephant at Aachen : Ifriqiya to Aachen, A.D. 801-802 --
Little men at the end of all things : Verdun, A.D. 843.
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In the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on a Germanic king named Karl. Thus, the man later hailed as Charlemagne claimed his empire and forever shaped the destiny of Europe. Transporting readers far beyond Europe to the glittering palaces of Constantinople and the streets of medieval Baghdad, this far-ranging book shows how the Frankish king and his wise counselors built an empire not only through warfare but also by careful diplomacy. With consummate political skill, Charlemagne partnered with a scandal-ridden pope, fended off a ruthless Byzantine empress, nurtured Jewish communities in his empire, and fostered ties with a famous Muslim caliph. For 1,200 years, the deeds of Charlemagne captured the imagination of his descendants, inspiring kings and crusaders, the conquests of Napoleon and Hitler, and the optimistic architects of the European Union.--From publisher description.

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