Charlemagne's Early Campaigns (768-777): A Diplomatic and Military Analysis

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BRILL, Feb 15, 2013 - History - 723 pages
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Charlemagne's Early Campaigns is the first book-length study of Charlemagne at war. The neglect of this subject has truncated our understanding of the Carolingian empire and the military success of its leader, a true equal of Frederick the Great and Napoleon.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Charlemagne and Carloman
108
Opportunities and Problems
139
Phase One
177
4 The Unwanted War
246
5 The Siege of Pavia
310
6 The Fall of Pavia and Its Aftermath
374
Phase Two
427
8 The Friuli Diversion
473
9 The End of the Saxon War
510
10 Integration of the Saxon Territory
566
Conclusions
631
Bibliography
654
Index
691
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Upon receiving his AB degree in History and Classical languages, Professor Bachrach earned his MA and Ph.D. in Medieval History and archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley (1966). A fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, he is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Minnesota. Among his many articles and monographs are "Fulk Nerra" and "Early Carolingian Warfare."

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