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Becoming Charlemagne : Europe, Baghdad, and the empires of A.D. 800, Jeff Sypeck

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Becoming Charlemagne : Europe, Baghdad, and the empires of A.D. 800
Title
Becoming Charlemagne
Title remainder
Europe, Baghdad, and the empires of A.D. 800
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Sypeck
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on a Germanic king named Karl. Thus, the man later hailed as Charlemagne claimed his empire and forever shaped the destiny of Europe. Transporting readers far beyond Europe to the glittering palaces of Constantinople and the streets of medieval Baghdad, this far-ranging book shows how the Frankish king and his wise counselors built an empire not only through warfare but also by careful diplomacy. With consummate political skill, Charlemagne partnered with a scandal-ridden pope, fended off a ruthless Byzantine empress, nurtured Jewish communities in his empire, and fostered ties with a famous Muslim caliph. For 1,200 years, the deeds of Charlemagne captured the imagination of his descendants, inspiring kings and crusaders, the conquests of Napoleon and Hitler, and the optimistic architects of the European Union.--From publisher description
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 944/.0142092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC73
LC item number
.S94 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Becoming Charlemagne : Europe, Baghdad, and the empires of A.D. 800, Jeff Sypeck
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0707/2006046460.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-267) and index
Contents
Empires -- A Rome yet to be : Aachen, A.D. 796 -- An empress of Byzantium : Constantinople, A.D. 797 -- Sowing the seeds of empire : Tours, A.D. 796-798 -- Daybreak in the city of peace : Baghdad, A.D. 797-799 -- The merchants of Ashkenaz : Francia, A.D. 797-799 -- Emperor -- Blood of the martyrs : Rome and Paderborn, A.D. 799 -- Prayers and plots : Francia, A.D. 799-800 -- Karl, crowned by God / Rome, A.D. 800 -- An elephant at Aachen : Ifriqiya to Aachen, A.D. 801-802 -- Little men at the end of all things : Verdun, A.D. 843
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 284 p.
Isbn
9780060797065
Lccn
2006046460
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • ocm68694586
  • (OCoLC)68694586
Label
Becoming Charlemagne : Europe, Baghdad, and the empires of A.D. 800, Jeff Sypeck
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0707/2006046460.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-267) and index
Contents
Empires -- A Rome yet to be : Aachen, A.D. 796 -- An empress of Byzantium : Constantinople, A.D. 797 -- Sowing the seeds of empire : Tours, A.D. 796-798 -- Daybreak in the city of peace : Baghdad, A.D. 797-799 -- The merchants of Ashkenaz : Francia, A.D. 797-799 -- Emperor -- Blood of the martyrs : Rome and Paderborn, A.D. 799 -- Prayers and plots : Francia, A.D. 799-800 -- Karl, crowned by God / Rome, A.D. 800 -- An elephant at Aachen : Ifriqiya to Aachen, A.D. 801-802 -- Little men at the end of all things : Verdun, A.D. 843
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 284 p.
Isbn
9780060797065
Lccn
2006046460
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • ocm68694586
  • (OCoLC)68694586

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