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Charlemagne the great adventure by Derek Wilson

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Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English



  • France,
  • Holy Roman Empire


  • Charlemagne, Emperor, 742-814,
  • France -- Kings and rulers -- Biography,
  • Holy Roman Empire -- Kings and rulers -- Biography,
  • France -- History -- To 987,
  • Holy Roman Empire -- History -- To 1517

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDerek Wilson.
LC ClassificationsDC73 .W48 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3425201M
ISBN 100385516703
LC Control Number2005048483

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May 25,  · Two Lives of Charlemagne. There is no better source on Charlemagne than “The Two Lives of Charlemagne” by Einhard. Written as a first-hand account “between and ” (editor’s notes), Einhard was a personal friend and advisor to King Charlemagne during his lifetime.. Most other books about Charlemagne are based on Einhard’s incredible insights.5/5. “Charlemagne” is a little book ( pages) about a man who casts a very big shadow across European history. I only knew that he was the original King of France (wrong!) and the first Holy Roman Emperor. I didn’t realize that he conquered so much territory to become the first HRE/5. 1. Charlemagne: A Biography (). Charlemagne was an extraordinary figure: an ingenious military strategist, a wise but ruthless leader, a cunning politician, and a devout believer who ensured the survival of Christianity in the West. He also believed himself above the rules of the church, siring bastards across Europe and coldly ordering the execution of 4, prisoners. Jan 24,  · Charlemagne, king of the Franks (–), king of the Lombards (–), and first emperor (–) of what was later called the Holy Roman Empire. His feats as a ruler, both real and imagined, served as a standard to which many European rulers looked for guidance in defining and discharging their royal functions.