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ISBN-10: 0674737393

ISBN-13: 9780674737396

Edition: 2016

Authors: Johannes Fried, Peter Lewis

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When Charlemagne died in 814 CE, he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. Distinguished historian and author of The Middle Ages Johannes Fried presents a new biographical study of the legendary Frankish king and emperor, illuminating the life and reign of a ruler who shaped Europe�e(tm)s destiny in ways few figures, before or since, have equaled. Living in an age of faith, Charlemagne was above all a Christian king, Fried says. He made his court in Aix-la-Chapelle the center of a religious and intellectual renaissance, enlisting the Anglo-Saxon scholar Alcuin of York to be his personal tutor, and insisting that monks be literate…    
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/10/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 1.92" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Johannes Fried was, until his retirement, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Frankfurt.

Roger Willemsen is the author of a number of works of nonfiction, including one based on interviews with former Guant�namo detainees.Peter Lewis is the translator of such works as Sabine Gruber's Roman Elegy and Roger Willemsen's The Ends of the Earth.