Charles The Bald

J. Nelson

Editura: Longman
This important and long-awaited study is the first full-scale biography of Charlemagne's grandson, King of the West Franks from 843 to 877, and Emperor from 875. Posterity has not been kind to Charles or his age, seeing him as a fatally weak ruler in decadent times, threatened by Viking invaders and overmighty subjects. Janet Nelson, however, reveals an able and resourceful ruler who, under challenging conditions, maintained and enhanced royal authority, and held together the kingdom that, outlasting the Carolingians themselves, in due course became France.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : List of genealogical tables and maps
    Editor's preface
    Author's acknowledgement
    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. The Carolingian economy and the State
    3. The context of politics
    4. 823-840: Youthful training
    5. 840-843: Winning a kingdom
    6. 843-849: Challenge and response
    7. 850-858: Competition and crisis
    8. 859-869: Prospects of power
    9. 869-877: Glittering prizes
    10. Epilogue
    Appendix 1: Charles the Bald's palace personnel
    Appendix 2: the beneficaries of the charters of Charles the Bald
    Genealogical tables
  • Data Publicarii : 1992
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 364
  • ISBN : 9780582055841
234.99 Lei

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