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Germany in the Early Middle Ages: 476 – 1250 – The History and Lives of the Frankish and Teutonic Kings (Hardcover) By William Stubbs
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This history of Germany in the Dark Ages and Medieval eras chronicles the birth and progress of the nation through a series of short biographies of Frankish and Teutonic kings. The area which spans... More > modern Germany is the author's main concern, with foreign policy and events outside this geography mentioned only sparingly. We are led through centuries of development beginning with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the subsequent rise of the Frankish people. Most notably under King Charlemagne, the Franks restored order to the continent and began to organize their territories in a manner that would eventually result in feudalism. This process of social, economic and organizational change is charted through a long line of kings who ruled during and after the Frankish Empire. Their most noteworthy accomplishments, and their costliest flaws, are chronicled in a manner which strives to be even-handed.< Less
Germany in the Early Middle Ages: 476 – 1250 – The History and Lives of the Frankish and Teutonic Kings By William Stubbs
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This history of Germany in the Dark Ages and Medieval eras chronicles the birth and progress of the nation through a series of short biographies of Frankish and Teutonic kings. The area which spans... More > modern Germany is the author's main concern, with foreign policy and events outside this geography mentioned only sparingly. We are led through centuries of development beginning with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the subsequent rise of the Frankish people. Most notably under King Charlemagne, the Franks restored order to the continent and began to organize their territories in a manner that would eventually result in feudalism. This process of social, economic and organizational change is charted through a long line of kings who ruled during and after the Frankish Empire. Their most noteworthy accomplishments, and their costliest flaws, are chronicled in a manner which strives to be even-handed.< Less
A History of the Franks: The Frankish Empire - Its Kingdom, Wars and Dynastic Conquest of Early Medieval Europe By Gregory of Tours & Ernest Brehaut
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Saint Gregory of Tours' comprehensive history of the Frankish people, who ruled over much of what is modern-day France and Germany, is published here in full with an original map and genealogical... More > chart. Gregory's history of the Franks is valuable for having emerged when the events described were recent. As such this text, also known as Decem Libri Historiarum, has become one of the prime sources for historians of the so-called Dark Ages. Gregory provides a chronicle of Frankish monarchs, their lineage, principle battles, and the local Gallic culture. The Franks gradually assumed control of the governmental vacuum left by the crumbling Roman Empire. First formally recognized as an authority by the Roman Empire in the 4th century, less than two centuries later the Romans had all but ceded control of their Western Empire. This left many of the tribes previously denigrated as 'barbarians' to assume full control.< Less
A History of the Franks: The Frankish Empire - Its Kingdom, Wars and Dynastic Conquest of Early Medieval Europe (Hardcover) By Gregory of Tours & Ernest Brehaut
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Saint Gregory of Tours' comprehensive history of the Frankish people, who ruled over much of what is modern-day France and Germany, is published here in full with an original map and genealogical... More > chart. Gregory's history of the Franks is valuable for having emerged when the events described were recent. As such this text, also known as Decem Libri Historiarum, has become one of the prime sources for historians of the so-called Dark Ages. Gregory provides a chronicle of Frankish monarchs, their lineage, principle battles, and the local Gallic culture. The Franks gradually assumed control of the governmental vacuum left by the crumbling Roman Empire. First formally recognized as an authority by the Roman Empire in the 4th century, less than two centuries later the Romans had all but ceded control of their Western Empire. This left many of the tribes previously denigrated as 'barbarians' to assume full control.< Less
Two Lives of Charlemagne: The Biography, History and Legend of King Charlemagne, Ruler of the Frankish Empire (Hardcover) By Einhard et al.
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This splendid edition contains both ancient biographies of Charles the Great by Einhard and the Monk of St. Gall, edited, translated and introduced by Arthur James Grant. Charlemagne is often termed... More > the father of modern Europe, in that he implemented the earliest foundations of Germany, France, Holland and Belgium. Demonstrating great talents in both war and peace, Charles the Great was able to unite much of Europe to an extent unseen since the time of the Roman Empire. Although Charlemagne only reigned for fourteen years, his actions while on the Frankish throne were of far-ranging consequence. His wars against the Saxons, his expedition into Muslim Spain, and his strengthening of relations with the Papacy of Rome helped solidify Christianity within the European continent. Although his reign was violent, it ushered in civilization to Europe via unification of its peoples.< Less
Two Lives of Charlemagne: The Biography, History and Legend of King Charlemagne, Ruler of the Frankish Empire By Einhard et al.
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This splendid edition contains both ancient biographies of Charles the Great by Einhard and the Monk of St. Gall, edited, translated and introduced by Arthur James Grant. Charlemagne is often termed... More > the father of modern Europe, in that he implemented the earliest foundations of Germany, France, Holland and Belgium. Demonstrating great talents in both war and peace, Charles the Great was able to unite much of Europe to an extent unseen since the time of the Roman Empire. Although Charlemagne only reigned for fourteen years, his actions while on the Frankish throne were of far-ranging consequence. His wars against the Saxons, his expedition into Muslim Spain, and his strengthening of relations with the Papacy of Rome helped solidify Christianity within the European continent. Although his reign was violent, it ushered in civilization to Europe via unification of its peoples.< Less
My History By Lucy la Zouche
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Lucy la Zouche was born in 1279 and she knew in her lifetime only that she was definitely related to the nobility of medieval Brittany and might be descended from Charlemagne. In fact, she was... More > descended from the Kings of the Frankish Merovingian and Carolingian dynasties, the Kings of Wessex, the Dukes of Brittany and Normandy, the Counts of Anjou and Flanders and from many other noble houses in Europe, not to mention a number of Saints. A direct descendant of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne and William the Conqueror, her pedigree is second only to that of the British Royal Family. Through the marvels of the World Wide Web, she is able to tell her extended family's story - 'My History'. It is likely that Lucy, her siblings and her cousins have at least 1 million descendants worldwide. This book will be fascinating to them but also to any historian or genealogist who is interested in the evolution of medieval Europe.< Less
Ploughman King By Kurt R.A. Giambastiani
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Bretagne, 884 AD Alain was once only the bastard son of the Delphine of Dead Ox Wood, but fate and prophecy intervened. Now, he has deposed his blood-father and taken his place, but he is also the... More > fabled Fair One, foretold for centuries by Fair Folk and Men alike. The Fair Folk see Alain as their salvation, the man who will bring them back from the Summerland to rule the Lands of Men, but to the mages of Bretagne, he is the Undoer, destroyer of the world. But Alain cares nothing for this. He wants to unite Bretagne and forge a nation, for the true danger is not the Fair Folk or mages, but the Frankish Empire to the east. Or so he believes... This is the concluding volume of the Ploughman Chronicles, the story begun in Ploughman's Son. In it, Kurt R.A. Giambastiani, author of the Fallen Cloud Saga and Dreams of the Desert Wind, has created an exciting alternate world that blends magic and politics, myth and history.< Less

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