Nick's Reviews > Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of A.D. 800

Becoming Charlemagne by Jeff Sypeck
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Jan 30, 08

Read in January, 2008

This short history is more a summary of Charlemagne's life and an outline of the state of Europe, Byzantium and the Muslim world around the year 800 AD than it is an exploration of the process by which Karl, king of the Franks, became the legendary Charlemagne. It is, however, a great read, with interesting details and stories that made the people and places in the book seem very real.
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