The Life and Times of CharlemagneBook - 2006
Charles the Great, or Charlemagne, was one of the world's greatest military leaders. He became the leader of the Franks (who lived in modern-day France) in 768. Under his command, Frankish armies conquered most of Western Europe in the following decades. In 800, he was crowned emperor by Pope Leo XII. His greatness rested on more than military prowess. He was always interested in education, both for himself and for his subjects. He assembled many of the most noted scholars in Europe at his capital in Aachen, Germany and began the Carolingian Renaissance. This was a period of heightened learning, innovations in architecture, and the preservation of many priceless books from earlier centuries. Book jacket.
Publisher: Hockessin : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 
Copyright Date: ©2006
Branch Call Number: J 944.0142092 Charl-W
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Charlemagne