The Carolingian Empire

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University of Toronto Press, 1957 - History - 196 pages
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"This book deals with the heyday of Frankish rule in Europe, but it does not claim to be a complete history of that rule. Its precise object is to render an account of the attempt to give an inner unity and solidity to the newly founded Frankish state. The prospects for the success of this attempt depended on two things: the formation of a class of officials to make centralized government possible; and the force of an idea, the idea of the Christian Empire, to justify the exercise of power." [Preface].
 

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Contents

Introduction i
1
Charles The Great
25
The Imperial Title
47
The Court Scholars
79
Nobles and Officials
104
The Poor
144
The last years of Charles The Great
177
Index
189
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Heinrich von Fichtenau was an Austrian medievalist best known for his studies of medieval diplomatics, social and intellectual history.

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