The Legend of Charlemagne in the Middle Ages: Power, Faith, and Crusade
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The Legend of Charlemagne in the Middle Ages: Power, Faith, and Crusade (The New Middle Ages)

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These essays take advantage of a new, exciting trend towards interdisciplinary research on the Charlemagne legend. Written by historians, art historians, and literary scholars, these essays focus on the multifaceted ways the Charlemagne legend functioned in the Middle Ages and how central the shared (if nonetheless fictional) memory of the great Frankish ruler was to the

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Hardcover, 200 pages
Published September 15th 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Janice Liedl
A fabulous collection of essays. I've recommended this to my students who've learned a lot from the authors. If you want to learn about how great figures are spun into history, you'll get a lot from this volume!
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Aug 20, 2008 Matthew rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Tremendous collection of essays. Then again, I'm the co-editor, so I'm biased...
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Matthew Gabriele is Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Religion and Culture and Coordinator of Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Virginia Tech. He teaches on the European Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, the Age of Discovery, and modern perceptions of the "medieval."

He took his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley and has published articles on various aspects of the early Midd...more
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