An Empire of Memory: The Legend of Charlemagne, the Franks, and Jerusalem Before the First Crusade
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An Empire of Memory: The Legend of Charlemagne, the Franks, and Jerusalem Before the First Crusade

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Beginning shortly after Charlemagne's death in 814, the inhabitants of his historical empire looked back upon his reign and saw in it an exemplar of Christian universality - Christendom. They mapped contemporary Christendom onto the past and so, during the ninth, tenth, and eleventh centuries, the borders of his empire grew with each retelling, almost always including the...more
Hardcover, 202 pages
Published May 12th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
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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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