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The Life and Times of Charlemagne (Biography from Ancient Civilizations Series)
     

The Life and Times of Charlemagne (Biography from Ancient Civilizations Series)

by Jim Whiting
 
Charles the Great, or Charlemagne, was one of the world's greatest military leaders. He became the leader of the Franks (who lived in modern-day France) in 768. Under his command, Frankish armies conquered most of Western Europe in the following decades. In 800, he was crowned emperor by Pope Leo XII.
His greatness rested on more than military prowess. He was

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Charles the Great, or Charlemagne, was one of the world's greatest military leaders. He became the leader of the Franks (who lived in modern-day France) in 768. Under his command, Frankish armies conquered most of Western Europe in the following decades. In 800, he was crowned emperor by Pope Leo XII.
His greatness rested on more than military prowess. He was always interested in education, both for himself and for his subjects. He assembled many of the most noted scholars in Europe at his capital in Aachen, Germany, and began the Carolingian Renaissance. This was a period of heightened learning, innovations in architecture, and the preservation of many priceless books from earlier centuries.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-Why would Charlemagne (742-814) and Catherine the Great of Russia (1729-1796) qualify for a series on "Ancient Civilizations?" These misplaced biographies include abbreviated family trees (with no dates) and one inadequate map. Both titles suffer from awkward, choppy writing; unexplained references and unanswered questions; and major omissions (Gibson refers to Potemkin only as Catherine's adviser, not her lover; Whiting doesn't include much on Charlemagne's contributions to law or his private life). In addition, Charlemagne includes a picture of Muhammad, which is unacceptable to Muslims. Catherine has far more flaws, among them fictionalizing in the first chapter; an incomplete and inconsistent index, with some individuals listed under first name and some under surname; and a genealogical error, claiming that Catherine and her husband Peter were first cousins (they were second cousins).-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584153467
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Biography from Ancient Civilizations: Legends, Folklore, and Stories of Ancient Worlds Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
726,044
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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