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Kingship and politics in the late ninth century : Charles the Fat and the end of the Carolingian Empire

Author: Simon MacLean
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, 4th ser., 57.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book in any language to deal with the collapse of the pan-European Carolingian empire in 888, as seen through the reign of its last ruler Charles the Fat. It argues against traditionally pessimistic views of this important period, offering new interpretations of early medieval kingship.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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MacLean, Simon.
Kingship and politics in the late ninth century.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003043471
(OCoLC)51614009
Named Person: Charles, le Gros Emperor; Charles, le Gros Emperor; Charles, le Gros empereur; Karl, Römisch-Deutsches Reich Kaiser III.; Karolinger.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon MacLean
ISBN: 0511061552 9780511061554 0511070012 9780511070013 0511121083 9780511121081 0521819458 9780521819459 9780511496363 0511496362 1280162481 9781280162480 6610162484 9786610162482
OCLC Number: 57218466
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 262 pages) : maps.
Contents: Un-Frankish activities : Charles the Fat in the eyes of contemporary annalists --
The men who would be kings : the 'supermagnates' and the 'rise of the aristocracy' --
Royal politics and regional power in the late Carolingian empire --
The end of the empire I : politics and ideology at the east Frankish court --
The end of the empire II : response and failure --
History, politics and the end of the empire in Notker's Deeds of Charlemagne.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, 4th ser., 57.
Responsibility: Simon Maclean.

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