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The author of the book: Alessandro Barbero
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 769 KB
Edition: University of California Press
Date of issue: September 10th 2004
ISBN: 0520239431
ISBN 13: 9780520239432

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The most important study of Charlemagne in a generation, this biography by distinguished medievalist Alessandro Barbero illuminates both the man and the world in which he lived. Charles the Great—Charlemagne—reigned from a.d. 768 to a.d. 814. At the time if his death, his empire stretched across Europe to include Bavaria, Saxony, parts of Spain, and Italy. With a remarkable grasp of detail and a sweeping knowledge of Carolingian institutions and economy, Barbero not only brings Charlemagne to life with accounts of his physical appearance, tastes and habits, family life, and ideas and actions but also conveys what it meant to be king of the Franks and, later, emperor. He recounts how Charlemagne ruled his empire, kept justice, and waged wars. He vividly describes the nature of everyday life at that time, how the economy functioned, and how Christians perceived their religion. Barbero's absorbing analysis of how concepts of slavery and freedom were subtly altered as feudal relations began to grow underscores the dramatic changes that the emperor's wars brought to the political landscape. Engaging and informed by deep scholarship, this latest account provides a new and richer context for considering one of history's most fascinating personalities.

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Ebook Charlemagne: Father of a Continent read Online! Si laurea in lettere nel 1981 con una tesi in storia medievale all'Università di Torino. Successivamente perfeziona i suoi studi alla Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa e nel 1984 vince il concorso per un posto di ricercatore in Storia Medievale all'Università degli studi di Roma "Tor Vergata".
Nel 1996 vince il Premio Strega con il romanzo "Bella vita e guerre altrui di Mr. Pyle, gentiluomo".
Dal 1998, in qualità di professore di Storia Medievale, insegna presso l'Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro".
Oltre a saggi storici, è anche scrittore di romanzi.
Collabora con il quotidiano "La Stampa", e lo speciale "Tuttolibri", la rivista "Medioevo" e con l'inserto culturale del quotidiano "Il Sole 24 Ore". Dal 2007 collabora ad una rubrica di usi e costumi storici nella trasmissione televisiva "Superquark".
Il governo della Repubblica Francese gli ha conferito il titolo di “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres”.

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