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Charlemagne

Author: Matthias Becher
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Charlemagne - ruler of the vast Frankish kingdom from 768 to his death in 814 and emperor from the year 800 - is considered the father of Europe. He founded the first empire in western Europe after the fall of Rome, and his court at Aix-la-Chapelle was a center of classical learning and a focus of the Carolingian Renaissance. This book is an introduction to Charlemagne's life and legend."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Charlemagne, Emperor; Charlemagne, empereur; Charlemagne, Emperor
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthias Becher
ISBN: 0300097964 9780300097962 0300107587 9780300107586
OCLC Number: 52070736
Notes: "Originally published in a slightly different form as Karl der Grosse, 1999, by C.H. Beck, Munich"--Title page verso.
Description: 170 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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.
Other Titles: Karl der Grosse.
Responsibility: by Matthias Becher ; translated by David S. Bachrach.
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"Charlemagne - ruler of the vast Frankish kingdom from 768 to his death in 814 and emperor from the year 800 - is considered the father of Europe. He founded the first empire in western Europe after the fall of Rome, and his court at Aix-la-Chapelle was a center of classical learning and a focus of the Carolingian Renaissance. This book is an introduction to Charlemagne's life and legend."--Jacket.

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"Becher succeeds in combining a masterful account of the life stages of the 'powerful figure' and the myth of Charlemagne with a precise and impressive representation of his era."-Die Zeit "A Read more...

 
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