Few men have exerted such a lasting influence on the course of Western history as Charlemagne (742-814). At the height of his power in the early ninth century Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Lombards and Emperor of the Romans, ruled all the Christian lands of western Europe except the British Isles and southern Italy and Sicily.
Charismatic, gregarious, energetic and cultured, he initiated and encouraged a renaissance of learning and artistic enterprise that appeared to later generations as a Golden Age. An incomparable general, administrator and law-giver, he was as skilled on the battlefield as in the council chamber, and by sheer force of character held together an empire that rivalled the Byzantines in the East.
To the many portraits of the man who was crowned the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Russell Chamberlin now adds a modern portrait which reveals the man behind the achievements. This book brings to life a key personality and a formative period in European history.
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Russell Chamberlin is a writer who specialises in history. Among his many publications are The World of the Italian Renaissance, Life in Medieval France. The English Country Town and the Tower of London, where he was once briefly arrested by a Yeoman Gaoler. Sutton Publishing has recently re-issued The Bad Poes in our Sutton History Classics series and Loot - The History of Plunder.
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Descripción Franklin Watts, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Traces the life of the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, assesses his impact on European history, and explains why he was such an effective ruler Solid binding. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 123474848
Descripción Franklin Watts, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110531150046
Descripción Franklin Watts. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0531150046 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0214029
Descripción Franklin Watts, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0531150046