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Charlemagne By Michel Lagarde
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Morceaux choisis d'ouvrages sur l'empereur Charlemagne, pour mieux comprendre ce qui fonde la France actuelle.
The Life of Charlemagne By Einhard
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Charles I or Charlemagne united most of Western Europe during the Middle Ages and laid the foundations for modern France and Germany. He was the first recognized Roman emperor in the West since the... More > collapse of the Roman Empire three centuries earlier and ruled absolutely over a vast domain for thirteen years.< Less
The Life of Charlemagne By Einhard
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Einhard’s 'The Life of Charlemagne: Vita Karoli Magni' is one of the most famous pieces of literature on the early Middle Ages. It is both an epic and personal account of the legendary warrior... More > king who was known as the Father of Europe, providing fascinating insight into his political success, battlefield strategy, foreign and domestic policies, friends, enemies and personal habits. For scholars of military science it is an essential bridge text linking the masterworks of ancient strategy like 'The Art of War' and 'Commentarii de Bello Gallico' with the future writings of Machiavelli, Clausewitz, et al.< Less
The Life of Charlemagne By Einhard
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Einhard’s 'The Life of Charlemagne: Vita Karoli Magni' is one of the most famous pieces of literature on the early Middle Ages. It is both an epic and personal account of the legendary warrior... More > king who was known as the Father of Europe, providing fascinating insight into his political success, battlefield strategy, foreign and domestic policies, friends, enemies and personal habits. For scholars of military science it is an essential bridge text linking the masterworks of ancient strategy like 'The Art of War' and 'Commentarii de Bello Gallico' with the future writings of Machiavelli, Clausewitz, et al.< Less
Legends of Charlemagne By Thomas Bulfinch
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 – May 27, 1867) was an... More > American writer born in Newton, Massachusetts, best known for the book Bulfinch's Mythology.Bulfinch belonged to a well-educated merchant family of modest means. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Bulfinch< Less
Legends of Charlemagne By Thomas Bulfinch
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Kind of a biography, based on myths, legends and stories about “Charlemagne” – Charles the Great, king of the Franks. Read about the adventures of the fantastic Paladines and about... More > the greatest of them all – Roland.< Less
The Tale of Charlemagne and Ralph the Collier By Jeff Sypeck
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Charbonnier est maître chez soi: "The collier is master in his own house." This French saying finds its most literal expression in The Tale of Charlemagne and Ralph the Collier, a... More > 15th-century Middle Scots romance about the adventures that ensue when King Charlemagne, separated from his entourage by a blizzard, seeks refuge in the home of a proud and irascible collier. Combining folktale motifs with burlesque humor and elements of chansons and chivalric romances, The Tale of Charlemagne and Ralph the Collier is a lively but little-read story of medieval courtesy, hospitality, and knighthood. This translation, the first into modern English, emulates the 75 thirteen-line rhyming, alliterative stanzas of the original. Light annotations, a brief introduction, and a bibliography help introduce modern readers to this strange and entertaining romance that W.R.J. Barron dubbed "technically and creatively the best of the English texts on the Matter of France."< Less
Treasure Hunters of Charlemagne By Victor Jarmusz
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AD 790. The Roman Empire is a distant memory. Europe is gripped by endless warfare. In these desperate times arises King Charles of the Franks. Wishing to unite the lands and end the senseless... More > slaughter, the King sends secret agents to find supernatural artifacts, like the fabled Spear of Destiny. Many of these agents never return, perishing at the hands of weird beasts and unspeakable perils. Historians would record that mighty battles forged the realm of King Charles, later known as Charlemagne. The truth instead is that brave parties of adventurers, the intrepid secret agents of the King, are the ones who secured the new empire. To play this adventure, you need copies of Four Against Darkness and Four Against the Abyss.< Less
Great Lives 10: Charlemagne By History World
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Becoming King of the Franks in 768 following the death of his father, Charlemagne was initially co-ruler with his brother Carloman I. Carloman I's sudden death in 771 under unexplained circumstances... More > left Charlemagne as the undisputed ruler of the Frankish Kingdom. Through his military conquests, he expanded his kingdom into an empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe.< Less
Bulfinch's Mythology: Legends of Charlemagne, Romance of the Middle Ages By Thomas Bulfinch
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Those who have investigated the origin of the romantic fables relating to Charlemagne and his peers are of opinion that the deeds of Charles Martel, and perhaps of other Charleses, have been blended... More > in popular tradition with those properly belonging to Charlemagne. It was indeed a most momentous era; and if our readers will have patience, before entering on the perusal of the fabulous annals which we are about to lay before them, to take a rapid survey of the real history of the times, they will find it hardly less romantic than the tales of the poets.< Less