Charlemagne: Barbarian and Emperor

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The greatest of medieval monarchs, Charles the Great (742-814) towers over every notion we have of national heroes and semi-mythical champions. His military conquests exceeded those of Julius Caesar. He had the sagacity and dedication to public service of a Marcus Aurelius. In ruthlessness, as in dedication to personal culture, he was reminiscent of Augustus. But that is only the beginning. Charlemagne was a phenomenon and phenomena do not die. Later European leaders from Frederick Barbarossa and Charles V to Louis XIV, ...

Charlemagne: Barbarian and Emperor 2010, Pimlico, London

ISBN-13: 9781845951696

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Charlemagne: Barbarian & Emperor 2006, Pimlico

ISBN-13: 9780712602174

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