New PDF release: Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity

By Rosamond McKitterick

Charlemagne is usually claimed because the maximum ruler in Europe sooner than Napoleon. This magisterial research re-examines Charlemagne the ruler and his attractiveness. It analyses the narrative representations of Charlemagne produced after his loss of life, and thereafter specializes in the facts from Charlemagne's lifetime about the construction of the Carolingian dynasty and the expansion of the dominion, the courtroom and the royal loved ones, communications and identities within the Frankish realm within the context of presidency, and Charlemagne's non secular and cultural thoughts. The publication deals a serious exam of the modern resources and in so doing transforms our realizing of the advance of the Carolingian empire, the formation of Carolingian political identification, and the miraculous adjustments effected all through Charlemagne's forty-six 12 months interval of rule. it is a significant contribution to Carolingian background with the intention to be crucial interpreting for someone attracted to the medieval prior. Rosamond McKitterick has additionally got the 2010 Dr A. H. Heineken Prize for historical past for her learn into the Carolingians.

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