Charlemagne

Charlemagne

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An incisive and absorbing biography of the legendary emperor who bridged ancient and modern Europe and singlehandedly altered the course of Western history. 

Charlemagne was an extraordinary figure: an ingenious military strategist, a wise but ruthless leader, a cunning politician, and a devout believer who ensured the survival of Christianity in the West. He also believed himself above the rules of the church, siring bastards across Europe and coldly ordering the execution of 4,500 prisoners. Derek Wilson shows how this complicated, fascinating man married the military might of his army to the spiritual force of the Church in Rome, thereby forging Western Christendom. This is a remarkable portrait of Charlemagne and of the intricate political, religious, and cultural world he dominated.



Baker & Taylor
An insightful, multidimensional portrait of the powerful Holy Roman Emperor describes how Charlemagne served as a bridge between the ancient world and modern Europe by uniting the nations of Europe to bring the continent out of the Dark Ages, detailing his life, character, and military and political accomplishments. Reprint.

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& Taylor

A portrait of the powerful Holy Roman Emperor describes how Charlemagne served as a bridge between the ancient world and modern Europe, detailing his life, character, and military and political accomplishments.

Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2007, c2005
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780307274809
0307274802
Branch Call Number: B CHARLEMAGNE
Characteristics: xxv, 226 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, geneal. table ; 21 cm

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