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history of Charlemagne

G. P. R. James

history of Charlemagne

with a sketch of the state and history of France from the fall of the Roman Empire, to the rise of the Carlovingian dynasty

by G. P. R. James

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Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Charlemagne, -- Emperor, -- 742-814.,
  • France -- History -- To 987.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby G.P.R. James, Esq.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC73 J3 1833
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 510 p., [2] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages510
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19024792M

    But this time it is in Germany. The result is a major extension of his empire and a new title for himself - king of the Lombards. However tried by the vicissitudes of Fortune, he was yet supported by the generous hospitality of the English, and rests in this truly royal sanctuary. Charlemagne was buried at the cathedral in Aachen. The displeasure is probably diplomatic, for the legal emperor is undoubtedly the one in Constantinople. Peter's on that fateful day had he known what was going to happen, the evidence makes it more likely that the coronation was jointly planned by Leo III and Charlemagne as a means of serving ends useful to each party; given the pope's tenuous position at the moment, one suspects that Charlemagne played the leading role in charting the course of events in December of

    Perhaps that support owed much to the fact that Charlemagne controlled episcopal appointments and had the resources to extend valuable favors to supportive clerics. Charlemagne, like his father, invades the Lombards twice, in and Witikind, Now in another pope, Adrian I, asks for a repeat of the same favour. Pavia, The combination of royal commands on educational matters and the example set by the court scholars soon began to have an influence across the entire kingdom.

    The legendary Charlemagne: from the 9th century Charlemagne and his age become idealized in a feudal Europe, eager for heroes. On numerous occasions he sought papal advice and sanction for his religious program. Soon after becoming king, he conquered the Lombards in present-day northern Italythe Avars in modern-day Austria and Hungary and Bavaria, among others. In he led an expedition into Spain in an attempt to take advantage of internal dissension among the ruling Muslims by establishing a Frankish presence south of the Pyrenees that would hinder Muslim incursions into Frankish territories in southern Gaul.


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History of Charlemagne book

Charlemagne's efforts to improve traditional techniques of government were accompanied by a subtle change in the concepts defining the purpose of government and the role of the king.

And modern Carolingian lines may be drawn from Robert down to the Montpensier d'Orleans family to this day. From his boyhood his family has maintained a strong link with Rome. They disapproved of Charlemagne's marriage to Fastrada, In fact, the full fruits of the Carolingian cultural renewal did not emerge until after Charlemagne's reign, but his patronage had given cultural renewal a form and a purpose that would leave a long-lasting mark on the cultural face of western Europe.

We think not. The Song of Roland, inspired by events that took place in Charlemagne's worst defeat, is the earliest known chanson de geste. He persuaded many eminent scholars to come to his court and established a new library of Christian and classical works.

B - False, The Carolingian Renaissance. His concern for religious reform was motivated in part by his personal piety.

These legends, known as "the matter of France," would influence French and European literature through the centuries to today. His empire did not long survive him, but the ideal of a politically unified Europe inspired some western Europeans until the present, sometimes with unhappy consequences.

Charlemagne does not lack biographers. He was not just a conqueror; he was also an innovator. Two days later on Christmas day as Charlemagne prepared to celebrate Mass in the basilica of St.

Charlemagne's efforts to improve the royal government and the religious establishment posed the need for better-educated secular and religious officials. In fact, Adrian I repeatedly proclaimed his approval of Charlemagne's efforts to purify religious life and to lead in the spread of Christendom among the pagans.

The pope's journey north in makes it plain that Rome cannot assume precedence in this new Christian partnership; and when Charlemagne decides to crown his only surviving son, Louis, as co-emperor inthe ceremony takes place in the imperial chapel at Aachen without the pope.

A History of Charlemagne

Central to his year reign were his military activities, continuing a tradition in Frankish history that reached back to clovis ruled — Most scholars agree he was born after his parents married, possibly as late as Although he gained the admiration of an elite circle of nobles and clergymen for his interest in learning, his new political concepts, and his progressive religious ideas, to most of his subjects Charlemagne was preeminently an ideal warrior chief, companion, and family man.

He set up a court full of intellectuals, who made a lot of money out of being there and who wrote jokey poems praising each other, but who also helped him write legislation that was startlingly ambitious and occasionally even effective.

Charlemagne Redefines Kingship. Christmas Day, C. In France and Germany, from the 12th century, he is even venerated as a saint. In at the Massacre of Verden, Charlemagne reportedly ordered the slaughter of some 4, Saxons. But other pieces of evidence suggest that Charlemagne took the imperial title seriously.

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eBook. Buy. Digital delivery to your. Walmart eBooks App. or Kobo eReader. Sold by Perennial Press THE three grandest names of Carlovingian lineage are so closely connected, and so nearly contemporary, that the history of one of their number necessarily involves that Brand: J.I. Mombert.

An incisive and absorbing biography of the legendary emperor who bridged ancient and modern Europe and singlehandedly altered the course of Western history. 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/5(6).

Mar 05,  · Charlemagne used two primary tactics for uniting Europe: force and religion. Charlemagne the Warrior. Warfare History Network published a more balanced article on Charlemagne in its recent article about the “Frankish Disaster in Saxony,” telling the story of Charlemagne’s violent war on the Saxons in the late s.

His own biographer and. Charlemagne legend, fusion of folktale motifs, pious exempla, and hero tales that became attached to Charlemagne, king of the Franks and emperor of the West, who assumed almost legendary stature even before his death in A Gesta Karoli magni, written by the monk Notker of St.

Gall (in. Jan 24,  · Charlemagne, king of the Franks (–), king of the Lombards (–), and first emperor (–) of what was later called the Holy Roman Empire.

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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.