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Author MacLean, Simon.

Title Kingship and politics in the late ninth century : Charles the Fat and the end of the Carolingian Empire / Simon Maclean
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 262 pages) : maps
Series Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 57
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 57
Contents Un-Frankish activities : Charles the Fat in the eyes of contemporary annalists -- The men who would be kings : the 'supermagnates' and the 'rise of the aristocracy' -- Royal politics and regional power in the late Carolingian empire -- The end of the empire I : politics and ideology at the east Frankish court -- The end of the empire II : response and failure -- History, politics and the end of the empire in Notker's Deeds of Charlemagne
Summary This is the first book in any language to deal with the collapse of the pan-European Carolingian empire in 888, as seen through the reign of its last ruler Charles the Fat. It argues against traditionally pessimistic views of this important period, offering new interpretations of early medieval kingship
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-257) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Charles, le Gros, Emperor, 839-888.
France -- History -- To 987.
France -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Holy Roman Empire -- History -- 843-1273.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
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