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King and Emperor Mobi ☆ A New Life of Charlemagne Download ¼ Join or create book clubs ´ ❮Read❯ ➸ King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne ➻ Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk A DAILY TELEGRAPH AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINA DAILY TELEGRAPH AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 A remarkable book the dramatic story of a truly extraordinary man brilliant Helen Castor author of She Wolves A major new biography of one of the most extraordinary of all rulers and the father of present day EuropeCharles King of the Franks is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super state That is why he is so often called Charles the Great by the French Charlemagne and by the Germans Karl der Grosse His strength of character was felt to be remarkable from early in his long reign Warfare and accident vermin and weather have destroyed much of the evidence for his rule in the twelve centuries since his death but a remarkable amount still survives Janet L Nelsons wonderful new book brings together everything we know about Charlemagne and sifts through the evidence to come as close as we can to understanding the man and his motives Nelson has an extraordinary knowledge of the sources and much of the book is a sort of detective story prying into and interpreting fascinating material and often obdurate scraps from prayerbooks to skeletons gossip to artwork Above all Charles legacy lies in his deeds and their continuing resonance as he shaped duchies and counties rebuilt and founded towns and monasteries and consciously set himself up not just as King of the Franks but as the new Emperor governing the Roman Empire His successors in some ways to the present day have struggled to interpret misinterpret copy or subvert Charlemagnes legacy Nelson gets us as close as we can ever hope to come to the real figure as understood in his own time I was looking for a text to help me understand what might have made Charlemagne a great leader andor be entertained I stopped reading past the first chapter Seems mostly written for historians and fellow scholars a dissertation maybe Or people with longer attention spans than myself I gave it 4 stars because it seemed very well researched honest and in depth I imagine many others will thoroughly enjoy it and I hope to come back to it after I read a source or 2 that aim to entertain while taking liberties with historical facts

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A DAILY TELEGRAPH AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 A remarkable book the dramatic story of a truly extraordinary man brilliant Helen Castor author of She Wolves A major new biography of one of the most extraordinary of all rulers and the father of present day EuropeCharles King of the Franks is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super state That is why he is so often called Charles the Great by the French Charlemagne and by the Germans Karl der Grosse His strength of character was felt to be remarkable from early in his long reign Warfare and accident vermin and weather have destroyed much of the evidence for his rule in the twelve centuries since his death but a remarkable amount still survives Janet L Nelsons wonderful new book brings together everything we know about Charlemagne and sifts through the evidence to come as close as we can to understanding the man and his motives Nelson has an extraordinary knowledge of the sources and much of the book is a sort of detective story prying into and interpreting fascinating material and often obdurate scraps from prayerbooks to skeletons gossip to artwork Above all Charles legacy lies in his deeds and their continuing resonance as he shaped duchies and counties rebuilt and founded towns and monasteries and consciously set himself up not just as King of the Franks but as the new Emperor governing the Roman Empire His successors in some ways to the present day have struggled to interpret misinterpret copy or subvert Charlemagnes legacy Nelson gets us as close as we can ever hope to come to the real figure as understood in his own time Extremely thorough and well written

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King and Emperor A New Life of CharlemagneA DAILY TELEGRAPH AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 A remarkable book the dramatic story of a truly extraordinary man brilliant Helen Castor author of She Wolves A major new biography of one of the most extraordinary of all rulers and the father of present day EuropeCharles King of the Franks is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super state That is why he is so often called Charles the Great by the French Charlemagne and by the Germans Karl der Grosse His strength of character was felt to be remarkable from early in his long reign Warfare and accident vermin and weather have destroyed much of the evidence for his rule in the twelve centuries since his death but a remarkable amount still survives Janet L Nelsons wonderful new book brings together everything we know about Charlemagne and sifts through the evidence to come as close as we can to understanding the man and his motives Nelson has an extraordinary knowledge of the sources and much of the book is a sort of detective story prying into and interpreting fascinating material and often obdurate scraps from prayerbooks to skeletons gossip to artwork Above all Charles legacy lies in his deeds and their continuing resonance as he shaped duchies and counties rebuilt and founded towns and monasteries and consciously set himself up not just as King of the Franks but as the new Emperor governing the Roman Empire His successors in some ways to the present day have struggled to interpret misinterpret copy or subvert Charlemagnes legacy Nelson gets us as close as we can ever hope to come to the real figure as understood in his own time This book is a very thorough and detailed description of Charlemagne’s life Highly recommended