Two Lives of Charlemagne

Two revealingly different accounts of the life of the most important figure of the Roman EmpireCharlemage, known as the father of Europe, was one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers The biographies brought together here provide a rich and varied portrait of the king from two

Hincmar of Rheims: Life and Work

Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims d 882 is a crucial figure for all those interested in early medieval European history in general, and Carolingian history in particular For forty years he was an advisor to kings and religious controversialist his works are a key source for the political, religious

The Carolingian World

At its height, the Carolingian empire spanned a million square kilometres of western Europe from the English Channel to central Italy and northern Spain, and from the Atlantic to the fringes of modern Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic As the largest political unit for centuries, the empire

Carolingian Civilization: A Reader

The period between 770 and 880 experienced an explosion of words signalling the documentary reawakening of Western civilization this anthology offers a plentiful and engaging selection of primary source documents from that vibrant era Among the material new to this second edition are Rimbert s


An authoritative new life of one of the most important figures of history Charlemagne ruler of the vast Frankish kingdom from 768 to his death in 814 and Holy Roman emperor from the year 800 is considered the father of Europe He founded the first empire in western Europe after the fall of Rome, and

Charlemagne: Empire and Society

This book focuses directly on the reign of Charlemagne, bringing together a wide range of perspectives and sources with contributions from fifteen of the top scholars of early medieval Europe The contributors have taken a number of original approaches to the subject, from the fields of archaeology

Three Hearts and Three Lions

The gathering forces of the Dark Powers threatened the world of man The legions of Faery, aided by trolls, demons and the Wild Hunt itself, were poised to overthrow the realms of light And alone against the armies of Chaos stood one man, the knight of Three Hearts and Three Lions Carlsen, a