Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity by Rosamond McKitterick

By Rosamond McKitterick

Charlemagne is frequently claimed because the maximum ruler in Europe prior to Napoleon. This magisterial learn re-examines Charlemagne the ruler and his attractiveness. It analyses the narrative representations of Charlemagne produced after his demise, and thereafter specializes in the proof from Charlemagne's lifetime in regards to the production of the Carolingian dynasty and the expansion of the dominion, the courtroom and the royal family, communications and identities within the Frankish realm within the context of presidency, and Charlemagne's non secular and cultural techniques. The ebook deals a severe exam of the modern assets and in so doing transforms our figuring out of the advance of the Carolingian empire, the formation of Carolingian political id, and the remarkable adjustments effected all through Charlemagne's forty-six 12 months interval of rule. this can be a significant contribution to Carolingian background with a purpose to be crucial studying for an individual attracted to the medieval prior. Rosamond McKitterick has additionally obtained the 2010 Dr A. H. Heineken Prize for heritage for her learn into the Carolingians.

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