Charlemagne's Practice of Empire


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Revisiting one of the great puzzles of European political history, Jennifer R. Davis examines how the Frankish king Charlemagne and his men held together the vast new empire he created during the first decades of his reign. Davis explores how Charlemagne overcame the two main problems of ruling an empire, namely how to delegate authority and how to manage diversity. Through a meticulous reconstruction based on primary sources, she demonstrates that rather than imposing a pre-existing model of empire onto conquered regions, ...

Charlemagne's Practice of Empire 2017, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781107434134

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Charlemagne's Practice of Empire 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107076990