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Charlemagne Empire and Society by Dr. Joanna Story


Charlemagne Empire and Society by Dr. Joanna Story

The age of Charlemagne was a crucible for change in the history of Europe, bridging the divide between the medieval and the classical worlds and setting the political and cultural tone for centuries to come. This book focuses directly on the reign of Charlemagne, bringing together a wide range of approaches and sources from the diverse voices of fifteen of the top scholars of early medieval Europe. The contributors have taken a number of original aproaches to the subject, from the fields of archaeology and numismatics to thoroughly-researched essays on key historical texts. The essays are embedded in the scholarship of recent decades but also offer insights into new areas and new approaches for research. A full bibliography of works in English as well as key reading in European languages is provided, making the volume essential reading for experienced scholars as well as students new to the history of the early middle ages. -- .


'There is not a weak essay in this volume - the standard of scholarship is high and current. Teachers and students will profit from this book, to be sure, but they will also enjoy it.'
Professor Thomas Noble, University of Notre Dame

'It will rapidly find a place on reading lists - it is a volume I shall certainly want to prescribe for my own students, introductory and advanced.'
Julia M

.H. Smith, University of St Andrews

About the Author

Joanna Story is Lecturer in Early Medieval History at the University of Leicester -- .

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Publication date

3rd March 2005


Dr. Joanna Story

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Manchester University Press


352 pages


European history
Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500
Biography: historical, political & military



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