King and Emperor

King and Emperor A New Life of Charlemagne

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"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 legac

Book information

ISBN: 9780520314207
Publisher: University of California Press
Imprint: University of California Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 944.0142092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 668
Weight: 1043g
Height: 231mm
Width: 160mm
Spine width: 53mm