Charlemagne (Charles the Great): The Hero of Two Nations

Charlemagne (Charles the Great): The Hero of Two Nations

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Charlemagne (Charles the Great): The Hero of Two Nations

Charlemagne (Charles the Great): The Hero of Two Nations

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In the following pages I have endeavoured to give some idea of the first Western Emperor's personality and influence upon European history. I have limited myself, in dealing with institutions and social and literary developments, to those facts which seemed to throw light on his career. The exigencies of space have, however, compelled me to restrict these studies of his background within narrow limits. I have, throughout, based my narrative on a study of the chronicles, diplomata, and literature of the period. In matters of chronology I have followed the valuable Annalen of Richter (Halle, 1885); to which and to the more extensive work of Abel and Simson I am greatly indebted in other ways. In interpreting the authorities I have freely availed myself of the standard authorities in English, French, and German. In particular I may express my obligations to the works of Waitz, Muhlbacher, Gregorovius, Döllinger, Fustel de Coulanges, Haureau, Viollet; and among English writers to Dr. Mombert, Mr. J. Bass Mullinger, and Dr. Hodgkin. When I began this book I did not know that Dr. Hodgkin was already in the field. Since completing it I have consulted his biography, published in . . .

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