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The Resource Charlemagne : father of a continent, Alessandro Barbero ; translated by Allan Cameron

Charlemagne : father of a continent, Alessandro Barbero ; translated by Allan Cameron

Label
Charlemagne : father of a continent
Title
Charlemagne
Title remainder
father of a continent
Statement of responsibility
Alessandro Barbero ; translated by Allan Cameron
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"The most important study of Charlemagne in a generation, this biography by distinguished medievalist Alessandro Barbero illuminates both the man and the world in which he lived. Charles the Great - Charlemagne - reigned from a.d. 768 to a.d. 814. At the time if his death, his empire stretched across Europe to include Bavaria, Saxony, parts of Spain, and Italy. With a remarkable grasp of detail and a sweeping knowledge of Carolingian institutions and economy, Barbero not only brings Charlemagne to life with accounts of his physical appearance, tastes and habits, family life, and ideas and actions but also conveys what it meant to be king of the Franks and, later, emperor. He recounts how Charlemagne ruled his empire, kept justice, and waged wars. He describes the nature of everyday life at that time, how the economy functioned, and how Christians perceived their religion. Barbero's analysis of how concepts of slavery and freedom were subtly altered as feudal relations began to grow underscores the dramatic changes that the emperor's wars brought to the political landscape. This latest account provides a new and richer context for considering one of history's most fascinating personalities."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barbero, Alessandro,
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charlemagne
  • France
  • France
  • Europe
Label
Charlemagne : father of a continent, Alessandro Barbero ; translated by Allan Cameron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Frankish tradition -- The war against the Lombards -- Wars against the pagans -- The rebirth of empire -- Charlemagne and Europe -- The man and his family -- Government of the empire: the institutions -- Government of the empire: the resources -- Government of the empire: the justice system -- An intellectual project -- The Frankish military machine -- A new economy -- Patronage and servitude -- Old age and death
Control code
1005683193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9780520297210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1005683193
Label
Charlemagne : father of a continent, Alessandro Barbero ; translated by Allan Cameron
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Frankish tradition -- The war against the Lombards -- Wars against the pagans -- The rebirth of empire -- Charlemagne and Europe -- The man and his family -- Government of the empire: the institutions -- Government of the empire: the resources -- Government of the empire: the justice system -- An intellectual project -- The Frankish military machine -- A new economy -- Patronage and servitude -- Old age and death
Control code
1005683193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9780520297210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1005683193

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