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

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

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Charlemagne's practice of empire
Title
Charlemagne's practice of empire
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer R. Davis (Catholic University of America)
Creator
Subject
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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1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Jennifer R.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charlemagne
  • Political leadership
  • Imperialism
  • Franks
  • Europe
Label
Charlemagne's practice of empire, Jennifer R. Davis (Catholic University of America), (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139924726
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
Control code
CR9781139924726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 531 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139924726
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)920883252
Label
Charlemagne's practice of empire, Jennifer R. Davis (Catholic University of America), (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139924726
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
Control code
CR9781139924726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 531 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139924726
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)920883252

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