PDF READ King and Emperor Ê Janet L. Nelson

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King and Emperor Summary è 108 In his deeds and their continuing resonance as he shaped duchies and counties rebuilt and founded towns and monasteries and consciously set himself up not just as King of the Franks but as the new 'Emperor governing the Roman Empire' His successors in some ways to the present day have struggled to interpret misinterpret copy or subvert Charlemagne's legacy Nelson gets us as close as we can ever hope to come to the real figure as understood in his own ti. Very thorough but hardly entertaining A good source for scolars Laymen better read a accessible book

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King and Emperor Summary è 108 Charles king of the Franks is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super state That is why he is so often called 'Charles the Great' by the French 'Charlemagne' and by the Germans 'Karl der Grosse' His strength of character was felt to be remarkable from early in his long reign Warfare and accident vermin and weather have destroyed much of the evidence for his rule in the twelve centuries since his death but a remarkable amount sti. Reading the biography of Charlesmagne reminded me why I loved my early medieval course at university so much and also reminded me why I then specialised in modern history Janet Nelson has undertaken a considerable work of love and dedication to put together a 500 page biography of the greatest of the early medieval kings using such source material as was at her disposal A couple of or less reliable lives Einhard being the key one some chronicle material the odd letter and 154 charters means that the source material is by no means negligible Even so for a remarkably long reign 47 years these are still scant pickings Further because the only significant written sources of the period are Frankish or Papal the perspective of those troublesome Saxons is perforce lacking This is a book that is both fascinating and very hard workWhat then of the personality of Charles himself Nelson does her hardest to give us glimpses beyond the charters to a king with a keen sense of humour and irony and a man dedicated to the the forcible pacification and conversion of the pagan tribes to the east of the Rhine She also adding a feminist perspective gives refreshing glimpses of Charles s wives and concubines scraping away centuries of accreted prejudice and misogynyWe are left with a book that must surely be the last word for a long time on the life of one of the most significant of Europe s rulers but nevertheless the detailed spadework involved in the excavation does not make this a fluent read Those with a casual interest in the origins of Europe beware

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King and Emperor Summary è 108 Ll survivesJanet L Nelson's wonderful new book brings together everything we know about Charlemagne and sifts through the evidence to come as close as we can to understanding the man and his motives Nelson has an extraordinary knowledge of the sources and much of the book is a sort of detective story prying into and interpreting fascinating material and often obdurate scraps from prayerbooks to skeletons gossip to artworkAbove all Charles's legacy lies. In the introduction the author states that there are many books that offer excellent narratives of Charles s reign I probably would have been better off reading one of those than this scholarly work Nelson s account of Charles s life is highly detailed and referenced While that adds to the authenticity of the account it broke the flow of the type of story of Charlemagne s life I was hoping to read Through the many charters and documents that survive his reign it was clear the Charles was an adept military general politician and leader He created an empire that spanned most of Europe through wars treaties marriages and collaborations with Popes Charles fathered 19 children through multiple wives and mistresses and while he didn t necessarily keep them all happy all of the time he adroitly managed family issues while he managed his kingdom Charles felt it was as important for his daughters to be educated as well as his sons not a common practice at the time Several of his sons served as generals and kings and his daughters helped forge important alliances that strengthened the kingdom It was fascinating to read the record of his reign even if it was at time overwhelming to the casual non academic reader


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    Janet L. Nelson ã 8 Free download Free download à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ã Janet L. Nelson Read & Download King and Emperor Reading the biography of Charlesmagne reminded me why I loved my early medieval course at university so much and also reminded me why I then specialised in modern history Janet Nelson has undertaken a considerable work of love and dedication to put together a 500 page biography of the greatest of the early medieval kings

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    PDF READ King and Emperor Ê Janet L. Nelson 4 A Scholarly Biography of Charlemagne's LifeThis work by Janet L Nelson represents a thorough scholarly biography of Charlemagne Nelson's understanding and familiarity with the source material shines through in this book in which Charlemagne is stripped back from the years of mythologising and idolising that has ocurred since his death Charlemagne is presented as distinctly human and this book is the first time I have f

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    PDF READ King and Emperor Ê Janet L. Nelson Overall this was a fun scholarly biography of Charles the Great A touch of the dramatic witicisms in the text and the notes Lost a l

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    Free download à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ã Janet L. Nelson PDF READ King and Emperor Ê Janet L. Nelson In the introduction the author states that there are many books that offer excellent narratives of Charles's reign I probably would have been better off reading one of those than this scholarly work Nelson's account of Charles's life is highly detailed and referenced While that adds to the authenticity of the account it b

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    PDF READ King and Emperor Ê Janet L. Nelson Very thorough but hardly entertaining A good source for scolars Laymen better read a accessible book

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    PDF READ King and Emperor Ê Janet L. Nelson This is a superb scholarly biography of one of the dominant political figures of the Western world Dr Nelson ce

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    PDF READ King and Emperor Ê Janet L. Nelson A heavy read but great biography of Charlemagne through a review of the primary sources I felt as though taken back to the 700800s a few times Maybe not for everybody but I learned a lot about Karl his family his wars with the Saxons and Avars and this period of the history of Francia and early Germany

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    Free download à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ã Janet L. Nelson Janet L. Nelson ã 8 Free download Read & Download King and Emperor Very thoroughly researched but something of a patchy read Parts were interesting exciting and thrilling while others were almost viscous in their dullness too much listing of intricate details imoOverall a good worthwhile read but o

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  • King and Emperor
  • Janet L. Nelson
  • English
  • 09 November 2020
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