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Charlemagne

Author: Johannes Fried; Peter Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Charlemagne died in 814 CE, he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. Distinguished historian and author of The Middle Ages Johannes Fried presents a new biographical study of the legendary Frankish king and emperor, illuminating the life and reign of a ruler who shaped Europe's destiny in ways few figures, before or since, have equaled. Living in an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2016013071
(OCoLC)946142273
Named Person: Charlemagne, Emperor; Charlemagne, Emperor
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Fried; Peter Lewis
ISBN: 9780674973398 0674973399
OCLC Number: 959949770
Notes: "This book was originally published as Karl der Grosse (c) Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, Munchen 2013"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 673 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Boyhood --
The Frankish empire and the wider world --
The warring king --
Power structures --
The ruler --
The royal court --
Reviving the title of emperor --
Imperator Augustus --
Epilogue: myths and sainthood.
Other Titles: Karl der Grosse.
Responsibility: Johannes Fried ; translated by Peter Lewis.

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