Charlemagne's heir: new perspectives on the reign of Louis the Pious (814-840)

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Clarendon Press, 1990 - History - 738 pages
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This is a unique, comprehensive study of the life and reign of Louis the Pious who, in the early ninth century, inherited the empire of Charlemagne. The collection of essays, written by an international team of leading scholars, presents the fruits of intensive and wide-ranging research. Written in English, French, and German, and covering such topics as politics and the royal court, military expansion, the church, the law, literature, art, and architecture, this invaluable collection will offer a new perspective on the reign of Louis the Pious for all students of the Carolingian period.

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Die Herrschaft Ludwigs des Frommen
The Last Years of Louis the Pious
Einheitsidee und Teilungsprinzip in der Regierungszeit Ludwigs

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About the author (1990)

Peter Godman is Distinguished Professor of the Intellectual History and Latin Literature of the Middle Ages, University of Rome (La Sapienza).

Roger Collins was formerly Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Liverpool, and also a Leverhulme Research Fellow. He is the author of "The Basques" (Blackwell Publishers, second paperback edition 1990).

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