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Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). An excellent introduction. A solid overview of the reign of Charlemagne. The text serves as a solid introduction to one of the most important historical figures for any European country.

Matthias Becher describes Charlemagne’s rise to emperor and traces his political and military maneuvering against the Saxons, the Lombards, and others, as Charlemagne incorporated these lands into his own realm. Becher points out that under Charlemagne, jury courts were introduced, the laws of the Franks revised and written down, new coinage introduced, weights and measures reformed, and a Frankish grammar begun.

But Becher establishes that Einhard exaggerated and was inclined to make Charlemagne, his close friend, seem more magnificent than he probably was. The book ends as it begins, with succession issues to be resolved among Char- lemagne’s heirs

But Becher establishes that Einhard exaggerated and was inclined to make Charlemagne, his close friend, seem more magnificent than he probably was. The book ends as it begins, with succession issues to be resolved among Char- lemagne’s heirs. The similarities to the situation of Charlemagne’s own succession in relation to his older brother Carloman are shown as a continual dynastic struggle that would continue to shape the face of Europe for centuries to come.

Matthias Becher describes Charlemagne's rise to emperor and traces his . This book is a splendid introduction to Charlemagne's life and legend.

Matthias Becher describes Charlemagne's rise to emperor and traces his political and military maneuvering against the Saxons, the Lombards, and others, as Charlemagne incorporated these lands into his own realm. Charlemagne-ruler of the vast Frankish kingdom from 768 to his death in 814 and Holy Roman emperor from the year 800-is considered the father of Europe.

magnificent than he probably was. The book ends as it begins, with succession issues to be resolved among.

Matthias Becher, professor of medieval history at the University of Bonn, presents his readers with a solid overview of the reign of Charlemagne (768 - 814). magnificent than he probably was. The similarities to the situation of Charlemagne’s own succession.

Charlemagne-ruler of the vast Frankish kingdom from 768 to his death in 814 and Holy Roman emperor from the year 800 - is considered the father of Europe. In this concise, insightful, and eminently readable biography, Mathias Becher provides a wealth of information about a remarkable man and his times.

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Charlemagne?ruler of the vast Frankish kingdom from 768 to his death in 814 and Holy Roman emperor from the year 800?is considered the father of Europe. He founded the first empire in western Europe after the fall of Rome, and his court at Aix-la-Chapelle was a center of classical learning and a focus of the Carolingian Renaissance.

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Charlemagne was the first emperor of medieval Europe and almost immediately after his death in 814 legends spread about his military and political prowess and the cultural glories of his court at Aix-la-Chapelle. This biography reconstructs Charlemagne's life from documentary sources, charting his conquests of Saxon and Lombard land, the establishments of a new form of government with laws, coinage and a polished language. Intended for the general reader.

Comments: (7)

Andronrad
I found the book to be very informative. The author was very succinct in getting all of the necessary information across, he didn't waste time on unnecessary commentary. I also think he did an excellent job of being objective. I'm quite glad I read the book.

My only complaint what that the writing style was a little dry. However, it was originally written in German (I think), so it may be partially the translators fault.
Nkeiy
The book wasn't exactly the world's most interesting read, but it was short enough that you get all the major details of his life without losing interest.
Nekora
I bought this as a Christmas present for my sixth grade son who is a young history buff. He was excited when he opened it and jumped right into reading it. He has enjoyed it and it has also led to some very interesting discussions. The book is not overly long or too difficult. The author uses an excellen technique of opening the story with the coronation on Christmas day in 800 A.D. which worked perfectly into hooking my son into wanting to know the background behind this fascinating scene.

The book is a fine quality paperback with good cover and is comfortable to read. It arrived promptly and in good condition. I'm very happy with this purchase.
Fordrelis
It's a well written book that I enjoyed reading....
SadLendy
An excellent book considering that there is so little known about the man. . If you like history then this is for you. But don't expect a completely fleshed out biography. There is very little to work with. However, the author has done an excellent job filling in some of the blanks. A good and a fairly quick read.
Akta
This book explained a lot that the other only referred to. And missed some things altogether. I liked both authors. One day I’ll look up the other book again and then read both together. With their differing styles and agendas I think there will be a much fuller understanding of the elusive monarch Charlemagne.
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Danial
Informative and we'll written
Book is an excellent review of the life of Charlemagne. Very fast read. Easy to understand. I highly recommend this book.
Charlemagne download epub
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Author: Matthias Becher
ISBN: 0300097964
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (November 1, 2003)
Pages: 170 pages