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Charles The Bald
     

Charles The Bald

by Janet L. Nelson
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317899563
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/11/2014
Series:
Medieval World
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
364
File size:
4 MB

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