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The Resource Charlemagne, Johannes Fried ; translated by Peter Lewis

Charlemagne, Johannes Fried ; translated by Peter Lewis

Label
Charlemagne
Title
Charlemagne
Statement of responsibility
Johannes Fried ; translated by Peter Lewis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"When Charlemagne died in 814 CE, he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. Distinguished historian and author of The Middle Ages Johannes Fried presents a new biographical study of the legendary Frankish king and emperor, illuminating the life and reign of a ruler who shaped Europe's destiny in ways few figures, before or since, have equaled. Living in an age of faith, Charlemagne was above all a Christian king, Fried says. He made his court in Aix la Chapelle the center of a religious and intellectual renaissance, enlisting the Anglo Saxon scholar Alcuin of York to be his personal tutor, and insisting that monks be literate and versed in rhetoric and logic. He erected a magnificent cathedral in his capital, decorating it lavishly while also dutifully attending Mass every morning and evening. And to an extent greater than any ruler before him, Charlemagne enhanced the papacy's influence, becoming the first king to enact the legal principle that the pope was beyond the reach of temporal justice a decision with fateful consequences for European politics for centuries afterward. Though devout, Charlemagne was not saintly. He was a warrior king, intimately familiar with violence and bloodshed. And he enjoyed worldly pleasures, including physical love. Though there are aspects of his personality we can never know with certainty, Fried paints a compelling portrait of a ruler, a time, and a kingdom that deepens our understanding of the man often called "the father of Europe."-- Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
Dewey number
944.0142092 Charl-F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC73
LC item number
.F7513 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Charlemagne, Johannes Fried ; translated by Peter Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book was originally published as Karl der Grosse (c) Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, Munchen 2013"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boyhood -- The Frankish empire and the wider world -- The warring king -- Power structures -- The ruler -- The royal court -- Reviving the title of emperor -- Imperator Augustus -- Epilogue: myths and sainthood
Control code
1787806
Extent
xi, 673 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780674737396
Lccn
2016013071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
3096834
Label
Charlemagne, Johannes Fried ; translated by Peter Lewis
Publication
Note
"This book was originally published as Karl der Grosse (c) Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, Munchen 2013"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boyhood -- The Frankish empire and the wider world -- The warring king -- Power structures -- The ruler -- The royal court -- Reviving the title of emperor -- Imperator Augustus -- Epilogue: myths and sainthood
Control code
1787806
Extent
xi, 673 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780674737396
Lccn
2016013071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
3096834

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