Charlemagne and his Society
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Charlemagne and his Society an interdisciplinary curriculum for a course in medieval history. by Melvyn George Weissman

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Published in Pittsburgh .
Written in English


  • Charlemagne, -- Emperor, -- 742-814.,
  • France -- History -- Carlovingian and early period to 987.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsDC73 W4
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 413 leaves :
Number of Pages413
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15548276M

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Charlemagne inherited vast lands from his father Pepin the Short and from his brother who unfortunately died at age 20 and his lands were immediately absorbed into the lands of Charlemagne. But as Wilson makes clear, the concept of Western Europe as a political entity was forged during his reign. This came about due to multiple  › Kindle Store › Kindle eBooks › Biographies & Memoirs.   Charlemagne built up a library, employing monks to preserve many ancient texts, and he created a school for his own many children, compelling his nobles’ children to attend as well. Charlemagne also proposed reforms in the church, made changes to the liturgy, and raised standards and requirements for monasteries and :// The book is a very short compilation of Charlemagne’s achievements as the ruler of the Franks, most of the content is a series of brief descriptions of the almost constant warfare during his reign. Written of course from the perspective of the victor The author of this biography, one of the first written after the fall of the Roman Empire In Charlemagne, Johannes Fried offers a new account of the life of the Frankish king and emperor, one of the most influential figures in European history. Although the limited surviving resources from the period make the book more of an in-depth account of the socio-political context of Charlemagne’s reign rather than a strict biography, Sara Perley welcomes this as a well-researched and