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The Resource King and emperor : a new life of Charlemagne, Janet L. Nelson

King and emperor : a new life of Charlemagne, Janet L. Nelson

Label
King and emperor : a new life of Charlemagne
Title
King and emperor
Title remainder
a new life of Charlemagne
Statement of responsibility
Janet L. Nelson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Charles I, often known as Charlemagne, is one of the most extraordinary figures ever to rule an empire. Driven by unremitting physical energy and intellectual curiosity, he was a man of many parts, a warlord and conqueror, a judge who promised 'for each their law and justice', a defender of the Latin Church, a man of flesh-and-blood. In the twelve centuries since his death, warfare, accident, vermin, and the elements have destroyed much of the writing on his rule, but a remarkable amount has survived. Janet Nelson's wonderful new book brings together everything we know about Charles, sifting through the available evidence, literary and material, to paint a vivid portrait of the man and his motives. Building on Nelson's extraordinary knowledge, this biography is a sort of detective story, prying into and interpreting the fascinating and often obdurate scraps of evidence, from prayer books to skeletons, gossip to artwork. Charles's legacy lies in his deeds and their continuing resonance, as he shaped counties, countries, and continents, founded and rebuilt towns and monasteries, and consciously set himself up not just as King of the Franks, but as the head of the renewed Roman Empire. His successors--in some ways even up to the present day--have struggled to interpret, misinterpret, copy, or subvert his legacy. Janet Nelson gets us as close as we can ever hope to come to the real figure of Charles the man as understood in his own time"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Janet L.
Dewey number
  • 944/.0142092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charlemagne
  • France
  • France
  • Europe
  • Charlemagne
  • Kings and rulers
  • Europe
  • France
Label
King and emperor : a new life of Charlemagne, Janet L. Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 581-648) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Family stories Charles might have known -- The child in the family -- Family fortunes -- Charles in Italy -- Peace and war: 774-9 -- The family deployed, '...all Saxony subjugated' -- Boundary-crossings -- Franks, Bavarians, and new thinking: 787-9 -- The Regensburg years -- Saxons, Saracens, Northmen and the Council of Frankfurt: 792-4 -- The beginning of the end of the Saxon Wars: 792-9 -- Interesting times, dangerous times -- Fin de siècle : debut de siècle: Romanum gubernans imperium -- The Aachen years -- 'Charles, by the bounty of divine grace emperor and augustus...to his beloved and honourable brother Michael glorious emperor and augustus' -- By way of conclusion
Control code
on1089277486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 668 pages
Isbn
9780520314207
Lccn
2019006653
Other control number
40029419132
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1089277486
Label
King and emperor : a new life of Charlemagne, Janet L. Nelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 581-648) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Family stories Charles might have known -- The child in the family -- Family fortunes -- Charles in Italy -- Peace and war: 774-9 -- The family deployed, '...all Saxony subjugated' -- Boundary-crossings -- Franks, Bavarians, and new thinking: 787-9 -- The Regensburg years -- Saxons, Saracens, Northmen and the Council of Frankfurt: 792-4 -- The beginning of the end of the Saxon Wars: 792-9 -- Interesting times, dangerous times -- Fin de siècle : debut de siècle: Romanum gubernans imperium -- The Aachen years -- 'Charles, by the bounty of divine grace emperor and augustus...to his beloved and honourable brother Michael glorious emperor and augustus' -- By way of conclusion
Control code
on1089277486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 668 pages
Isbn
9780520314207
Lccn
2019006653
Other control number
40029419132
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1089277486

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