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The Resource Charlemagne's practice of empire, Jennifer R. Davis (Catholic University of America)

Charlemagne's practice of empire, Jennifer R. Davis (Catholic University of America)

Label
Charlemagne's practice of empire
Title
Charlemagne's practice of empire
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer R. Davis (Catholic University of America)
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Revisiting one of the great puzzles of European political history, Jennifer Davis examines how the Frankish king Charlemagne and his men held together the vast new empire he created during the first decades of his reign. Davis explores how Charlemagne overcame the two main problems of ruling an empire, namely how to delegate authority and how to manage diversity. Through a meticulous reconstruction based on primary sources, she demonstrates that rather than imposing a pre-existing model of empire onto conquered regions, Charlemagne and his men learned from them, developing a practice of empire that allowed the emperor to rule on a European scale. As a result, Charlemagne's realm was more flexible and diverse than has long been believed. Telling the story of Charlemagne's rule using sources produced during the reign itself, Davis offers a new interpretation of Charlemagne's political practice, free from the distortions of later legend"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
944/.0142092
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC73
LC item number
.D263 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Charlemagne's practice of empire, Jennifer R. Davis (Catholic University of America)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-521) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; Part I. Strategic Rulership -- Part I introduction: Tools of control and coercion -- Managing royal agents -- Disciplining royal agents -- Fractured control : Charlemagne's response to dissent -- Part I conclusion: Control and its limits -- Part II. Center and Region in Charlemagne's Empire -- Part II introduction: Unity and diversity in Charlemagne's empire -- An empire of regions? -- The conquered regions as arenas for experimentation -- The nature of the empire : centralization and communication -- Part II conclusion: The imperial character of Charlemagne's realm -- Part III. An Empire of Practice -- Part III introduction: Continuity, change, and the building of an empire -- The chronology of the reign -- Recta via : the dynamics of political change -- Part III conclusion: An empire of practice -- Conclusion: Charlemagne's invention of medieval rulership
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 531 pages
Isbn
9781107076990
Lccn
2014050249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025221020
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)899488120
Label
Charlemagne's practice of empire, Jennifer R. Davis (Catholic University of America)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-521) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; Part I. Strategic Rulership -- Part I introduction: Tools of control and coercion -- Managing royal agents -- Disciplining royal agents -- Fractured control : Charlemagne's response to dissent -- Part I conclusion: Control and its limits -- Part II. Center and Region in Charlemagne's Empire -- Part II introduction: Unity and diversity in Charlemagne's empire -- An empire of regions? -- The conquered regions as arenas for experimentation -- The nature of the empire : centralization and communication -- Part II conclusion: The imperial character of Charlemagne's realm -- Part III. An Empire of Practice -- Part III introduction: Continuity, change, and the building of an empire -- The chronology of the reign -- Recta via : the dynamics of political change -- Part III conclusion: An empire of practice -- Conclusion: Charlemagne's invention of medieval rulership
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 531 pages
Isbn
9781107076990
Lccn
2014050249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025221020
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)899488120

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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