The Age of Charlemagne by David NicolleThe Age of Charlemagne by David Nicolle

The Age of Charlemagne

byDavid NicolleIllustratorAngus Mcbride


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Most historians agree that the Carolingian Age, from the 8th to the 10th Century AD, represented one of the most important turning points in European history. It can be said with some certainty that early Carolingian military success was built on good leadership, adequate administration, and troops whose morale was almost consistently superb. It is also clear that the Carolingian army managed to adapt itself to face many and differing foes. This absorbing text by David Nicolle explores the organization and history of the Carolingian Empire during the age of one of history's most romanticised and heroic figures - Charlemagne.
David Nicolle PhD was born in 1944 and was educated at Highgate School. For eight years he worked in the BBC Arabic Service. In 1971 he went 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a PhD from Edinburgh University. For some years he taught art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jo...
Title:The Age of CharlemagneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.59 × 7.22 × 0.13 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:085045042X

ISBN - 13:9780850450422

Appropriate for ages: 10 - 12

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Table of Contents

Introduction · The Carolingian Army · The Failure of the Carolingian System 850-950 AD · The Revival of Europe 950-1000 AD · Arms, Armour and Fortification 950-1000 AD · The Plates