An introduction to the study of the middle ages (375-814)

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byEphraim Emerton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... FOUNDATION OP THE MEDIEVAL EMPIRE. Authorities:--As above for Chapter XIII. Modern Works:--James Bryce: The Holy Roman Empire.--Milman; Greenwood; The Church Histories. We have thus far been considering Charlemagne as the head of the Frankish nation. He was, by consent of the people, king of the Franks. He had won his victories with Frankish arms, and he had taken possession of the conquered countries in the name of the Frankish people. Every step which he had taken had been with the advice and consent of the nation assembled in the great meetings of the springtime, and his public documents carefully express the share of the nation in his great achievements. Saxony, Bavaria, Lombardy, Aquitaine, the Spanish Mark, all these great countries, lying outside the territory of Frankland proper, had been made a part of its possession by the might of his arm and the wisdom of his counsel. But when this had all been done, the question arosejiy--what right he should hold all this power, and secure it so that it should not fall apart as soon as he should be gone. As king of the Franks it was impossible that he should not seem to the conquered peoples, however mild and beneficent his rule might be, a foreign prince; and though he might be able to force them to follow his banner in war, and submit to his judgment in peace, there was still wanting the one common interest which should bind all these peoples, strangers to the Franks and to each other, into one united nation. About the year 800 this problem seems to have been very much before the mind of Charlemagne. Chariemaglie,8 If we look at the boundaries of. his kingdom, power reaching from the Eider in the north to the P9TM1-" Ebro and the Garigliano in the south, and from the ocean in the west to the Elbe and the E...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... FOUNDATION OP THE MEDIEVAL EMPIRE. Authorities:--As above for Chapter XIII. Modern Works:--James Bryce: The Holy Roman Empire....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217775500

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