The Conquest of Saxony 782-785 Charlemagne's Defeat of Widukind of Westphalia

by David Nicolle

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The Conquest of Saxony 782-785 Charlemagne's Defeat of Widukind of Westphalia Synopsis

Charlemagne's conquest of the Saxons was the hardest fought and most protracted of his wars; it involved 18 campaigns spread across 33 years, a great deal of lower-level fighting and the harshest final peace settlement that Charlemagne ever imposed upon a defeated foe. Rapidly taking on the character of a religious conquest from its outset, it also became the most important of all Charlemagne's wars for the future direction and character of European history and began the long process of uniting the German-speaking peoples. With extensive photographs, full colour artworks, maps and bird's-eye-views, this volume unravels the initial stages of a convoluted sequence of events that led to the conquest of the Saxons and ultimately Charlemagne's consolidation of Saxony into the greater Carolingian Empire.

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ISBN: 9781782008255
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Format: DAT

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ISBN: 9781782008255
Publication date: 7th August 2014
Author: David Nicolle
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Format: DAT
Pagination: 96 pages
Genres: History,
Categories: Military history, Battles & campaigns, European history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500,

About David Nicolle

David Nicolle, born in 1944, worked in the BBC's Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specializing in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, ...

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