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eBook Emperor of the West: Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire epub
  • ISBN: 1849161909
  • Author: Hywel Williams
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Historical
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing (April 29, 2010)
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • ePUB size: 1612 kb
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Hywel Williams is a noted historian, columnist, and the author of Cassell’s Chronology of World History, Great . He tells us who Charlemagne’s father and grandfather were at least ten times, and probably more, and the same for his sons and grandsons.

Hywel Williams is a noted historian, columnist, and the author of Cassell’s Chronology of World History, Great Speeches of Our Time, and History’s Most Magnificent Rulers. And so it goes as he travels back and forth through time, covering different aspects of his tale. It would have been easier for me to follow if he had set out an outline and description of where he was going at the start. That being said, the last 80 pages moved much better and left me with a good impression. I am definitely glad I read it.

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Find sources: "Carolingian Empire" – news · newspapers · books . This marked the East-West division of the Empire between Louis and Charles until the Verdun Treaty

Find sources: "Carolingian Empire" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (April 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Empire of the Romans and Franks. This marked the East-West division of the Empire between Louis and Charles until the Verdun Treaty. Considered a milestone in European history, the Oaths of Strasbourg symbolize the birth of both France and Germany

Charlemagne's empire, and the cultural golden age that is associated with it, encouraged the formation . About the Author: Hywel Williams is a historian, journalist and broadcaster.

Charlemagne's empire, and the cultural golden age that is associated with it, encouraged the formation of a common European identity. In this magisterial new study, Hywel Williams explores every facet of the rule and legacy of one of the most remarkable rulers in European history. He is the author of the political expose Guilty Men, Cassell's Chronology of World History (2005) and Britain's Power Elites (2006). Bibliographic Details.

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Emperor of the West: Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire. Crowned king of the Franks in 768, he expanded their kingdoms into an empire that incorporated much of western and central Europe, recreating a single Christian imperium in the heartlands of the old Western Roman empire for the first time since the decline and fall of that polity in the late fifth century AD.

Emperor of the West: Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire by Hywel Williams. It tells how William of Orange defended Charlemagne's son Louis during his childhood. The book includes a discussion of the poem's background and themes. Explores Charlemagne's rule and legacy. Essays about Charlemagne's reign. Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of . On Christmas morning in the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on the brow of a Germanic king named Karl. Charlemagne and Louis the Pious translated by Thomas F. X. Noble. a substantial and worthwhile volume.

Emperor of the West: Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire (Paperback). Hywel Williams (author). Emperor of the West is a major contribution to early medieval history, and is essential reading for anyone interested in the wider history of Europe. a valuable book' Journal of Ecclesiastical History.

Charlemagne and the Carolingian empire. 3 maps+8 colour plates. 978 0 19 959144 2 Emperor of the west. Charlemagne and the Carolingian empire. London: Quercus, 2010. 25. 978 1 84916 190 9. Article in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 63(03):591-592 · July 2012. 978 1 84916 190 9 - Volume 63 Issue 3 - Christian Harding. Do you want to read the rest of this article?

Through his foreign conquests and internal reforms, Charlemagne is a defining figure of both Western Europe and the Middle Ages. Crowned king of the Franks in 768, he expanded their kingdoms into an empire that incorporated much of western and central Europe, recreating a single Christian imperium in the heartlands of the old Western Roman empire for the first time since the decline and fall of that polity in the late fifth century AD. After his imperial coronation Charlemagne was seen as a rival, in power and majesty, of the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople. Charlemagne's empire, and the cultural golden age that is associated with it, encouraged the formation of a common European identity. In this magisterial new study, Hywel Williams explores every facet of the rule and legacy of one of the most remarkable rulers in European history. Emperor of the West is a major contribution to early medieval history, and is essential reading for anyone interested in the wider history of Europe.
Comments: (2)
luisRED
I feel a certain amount of responsibility being the only person that has reviewed this book on Amazon so far. I have given it a 4 star rating, but that is only because there is no 3 ½. The book is half way between an academic work and a general readership work. There are no foot or end notes, thank goodness. However, there are 63 pages of primary and secondary resource references. The only direct references occur when an ancient text is cited. This makes the book more readable for the general reader. On the other hand, this is no fast moving tale. Here is the beginning of the Introduction: This is the story of a king who became an emperor. It is also a history of a dynasty… Through the first 300 pages there is a lot of repetition. He tells us who Charlemagne’s father and grandfather were at least ten times, and probably more, and the same for his sons and grandsons. And so it goes as he travels back and forth through time, covering different aspects of his tale. It would have been easier for me to follow if he had set out an outline and description of where he was going at the start. That being said, the last 80 pages moved much better and left me with a good impression. I am definitely glad I read it. One thing I liked was that he discussed Charlemagne’s relationship with the church without appearing to be judgmental. There is no doubt far more that is not known about these times than is known, which leads to the temptation to extrapolate, and Williams never seems to resist the temptation to do so, and most of the time he seems very sure of his judgment. This is no doubt due the fact that he knows his subject. He really knows it. You will have to insert your own question marks. If you want more than the little that is known about Charlemagne’s life, more about the times and civilization he lived in and helped shape, you will probably enjoy this book.
Aria
A dazzlingly intelligent history of the murky era of Charlemagne which the author brings into the full light of day.
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