Author: Dale Evva Gelfand

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143811785X

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 108

View: 8128

Presents a biography of the Frankish warrior and king who built a great empire in western Europe.



Author: Roger Collins

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802082183

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 5941

This is a new account of the most important period in the history of Europe between the end of the Roman Empire and the Italian Renaissance. The reign of Charlemagne (768-814) saw the unification of many areas of France, Italy and Germany, Spain and central Europe, as well as the revival of the title 'Emperor in the West.' At the same time, the cultural and artistic revival that took place in western Europe under Charlemagne's rule both led to the preservation of much of the intellectual heritage of Antiquity and inspired succeeding generations of scholars and artists up to the time of the Renaissance. While the empire that Charlemagne created proved short-lived, the title 'Holy Roman Emperor' remained in continuous use until 1806, and his achievements have inspired a succession of both military conquerors and would-be unifiers of Europe up to the present day. Numerous ideas and institutions were revived or created in this period which would serve to shape the future development of western Europe throughout the Middle Ages and beyond.

Daily Life in the Age of Charlemagne


Author: John J. Butt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313316685

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 4964

Discusses daily life during the time of Charlemagne, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.


An Anglo-Norman Poem of the Twelfth Century


Author: Francisque Michel

Publisher: N.A



Page: 148

View: 9382


The Life and Times of an Early Medieval Emperor


Author: Tehmina Bhote

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404201613

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3620

Biography outlining the life and times of German king Charlemagne, who founded the Holy Roman Empire and fostered a cultural renaissance in the western Europe of the late 700s.



Author: Johannes Fried

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674737393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 673

View: 4641

When the legendary Frankish king and emperor Charlemagne died in 814 he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. Johannes Fried paints a compelling portrait of a devout ruler, a violent time, and a unified kingdom that deepens our understanding of the man often called the father of Europe.


The Formation of a European Identity


Author: Rosamond McKitterick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139472852

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 341

Charlemagne is often claimed as the greatest ruler in Europe before Napoleon. This magisterial study re-examines Charlemagne the ruler and his reputation. It analyses the narrative representations of Charlemagne produced after his death, and thereafter focuses on the evidence from Charlemagne's lifetime concerning the creation of the Carolingian dynasty and the growth of the kingdom, the court and the royal household, communications and identities in the Frankish realm in the context of government, and Charlemagne's religious and cultural strategies. The book offers a critical examination of the contemporary sources and in so doing transforms our understanding of the development of the Carolingian empire, the formation of Carolingian political identity, and the astonishing changes effected throughout Charlemagne's forty-six year period of rule. This is a major contribution to Carolingian history which will be essential reading for anyone interested in the medieval past. Rosamond McKitterick has also received the 2010 Dr A. H. Heineken Prize for History for her research into the Carolingians.


Empire and Society


Author: Joanna Story

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719070891

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 6356

This book focuses directly on the reign of Charlemagne, bringing together a wide range of perspectives and sources with contributions from fifteen of the top scholars of early medieval Europe. The contributors have taken a number of original approaches to the subject, from the fields of archaeology and numismatics to thoroughly-researched essays on key historical texts. The essays are embedded in the scholarship of recent decades but also offer insights into new areas and new approaches for research. A full bibliography of works in English as well as key reading in European languages is provided, making the volume essential reading for experienced scholars as well as students new to the history of the early middle ages.

Rathaus, Dom und Charlemagne

Karl der Große und seine Pfalz in Aachen Special: Centre & Route Charlemagne


Author: Sabine Mathieu

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 3898998185

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 7746

Dieser kleine Führer soll dem Leser die ehemalige Pfalzanlage Kaiser Karls des Großen erklären. In einem Rundgang lernt er Dom, Rathaus und das Centre Charlemagne und damit das Machtzentrum des Frankenherrschers zwischen damals und heute kennen. Zusätzlich gibt es eine Reihe Antworten auf Fragen rund um das Leben Kaiser Karls in Aachen und die Entwicklung seiner Lieblingsresidenz über seine Zeit hinaus. Die Route Charlemagne, als neu entstandener Ausstellungsparcours führt den Leser quer durch die Stadt, an sechs verschiedenen Standorten vorbei. So weit wie möglich wurden alle aktuellen Erkenntnisse mit berücksichtigt.


A Life From Beginning to End


Author: Hourly History

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3743840391

Category: History

Page: 42

View: 6576

It is possible that no man has ever dominated a time as much as Charles the Great dominated the Early Middle Ages. It is true that the era had its kings, warriors, scholars, and religious leaders, but in many ways, Charlemagne was all of these things. Inside you will read about... ✓ Charles the Carolingian ✓ Charles the Conqueror ✓ Charles the King ✓ Charles the Man ✓ Charles the Holy Roman Emperor ✓ The End of Charlemagne He conquered land for the Franks and sent in missionaries to convert the pagans to Christianity. He was probably illiterate, but he brought in Europe's most renowned scholar, Alcuin of York, to transform education for both clergy and laity. He was much-married and virile, but he cherished his children and provided education for both his sons and his daughters. When he was named the Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III, his title was a Christian benediction for the conquest that unified Western Europe. The unification did not last, but the legend never faded.



Author: Richard Winston

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612309208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 862

From his father, Charlemagne inherited only a part of the Frankish kingdom - little more than half of modern France and the Low Countries. Before his astonishing career had ended, he had conquered half of Europe and his armies had marched through Italy, Germany, and Spain. In a glittering Christmas Day ceremony in Rome, in the year 800, he was crowned the new Holy Roman Emperor. More than the heroic conqueror of Western Europe, Charlemagne was an intense and thoughtful human being. His succession of five wives brought him a palace full of children. So warm was his love for his daughters that he could never bear to see them married away from the court, even though enticing alliances with other rulers were offered them. A deeply religious man, Charlemagne became the protector of orthodox Christianity against medieval heresies. A patron of learning, he established schools and brought artists and scholars to his court to work and study. As a result, most classical literature comes down to us in copies of books made in Charlemagne's time. Here, from National Book Award winner Richard Winston, is his remarkable story.

The Pilgrimage of Charlemagne


Author: Glyn Sheridan Burgess,Anne Elizabeth Cobby

Publisher: Scholarly Title


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 183

View: 574

Charlemagne and Louis the Pious

The Lives by Einhard, Notker, Ermoldus, Thegan, and the Astronomer


Author: Thomas F. X. Noble

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271035730

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 5662

"Translations of ninth-century lives of the emperors Charlemagne (by Einhard and Notker) and his son Louis the Pious (by Ermoldus, Thegan, and the Astronomer). Presented chronologically and contextually, with commentary"--Provided by publisher.


Father of a Continent


Author: Alessandro Barbero

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520297210

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 1160

The most important study of Charlemagne in a generation, this biography by distinguished medievalist Alessandro Barbero illuminates both the man and the world in which he lived. Charles the Great—Charlemagne—reigned from a.d. 768 to a.d. 814. At the time if his death, his empire stretched across Europe to include Bavaria, Saxony, parts of Spain, and Italy. With a remarkable grasp of detail and a sweeping knowledge of Carolingian institutions and economy, Barbero not only brings Charlemagne to life with accounts of his physical appearance, tastes and habits, family life, and ideas and actions but also conveys what it meant to be king of the Franks and, later, emperor. He recounts how Charlemagne ruled his empire, kept justice, and waged wars. He vividly describes the nature of everyday life at that time, how the economy functioned, and how Christians perceived their religion. Barbero's absorbing analysis of how concepts of slavery and freedom were subtly altered as feudal relations began to grow underscores the dramatic changes that the emperor's wars brought to the political landscape. Engaging and informed by deep scholarship, this latest account provides a new and richer context for considering one of history's most fascinating personalities.