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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
Index
index present
LC call number
DC73
LC item number
.N454 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charlemagne
  • France
  • France
  • Europe
Label
King and emperor : a new life of Charlemagne, Janet L. Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 581-648) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Family stories Charles might have known -- The child in the family -- Family fortunes -- Charles in Italy -- Peace and war -- All Saxony subjugated -- Boundary-crossings -- Franks, Bavarians, and new thinking on fidelity -- The Regensburg years -- Saxons, Saracens, Northmen -- The beginning of the end of the Saxon Wars -- Interesting times, dangerous times -- Fin de siècle : debut de siècle -- The Aachen years -- O, Charles, by the bounty of divine grace emperor and Augustus -- Postscript
Control code
2019006653
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 668 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520314207
Lccn
2019006653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089277486
Label
King and emperor : a new life of Charlemagne, Janet L. Nelson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 581-648) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Family stories Charles might have known -- The child in the family -- Family fortunes -- Charles in Italy -- Peace and war -- All Saxony subjugated -- Boundary-crossings -- Franks, Bavarians, and new thinking on fidelity -- The Regensburg years -- Saxons, Saracens, Northmen -- The beginning of the end of the Saxon Wars -- Interesting times, dangerous times -- Fin de siècle : debut de siècle -- The Aachen years -- O, Charles, by the bounty of divine grace emperor and Augustus -- Postscript
Control code
2019006653
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 668 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520314207
Lccn
2019006653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089277486

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