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Age of Charlemagne, The


In the history of Western civilization, few men have had as profound and lasting an influence on the course of human events than Charlemagne, who, as king of the Franks, united a huge area of Europe under his rule. Here is his story and the story of the age to which he gave his name.

This short-form book was written by the famed French historian Régine Pernoud, the curator of Museum of the History of France and the French National Archives. A noted Medievalist, she was given a lifetime achievement award by the Académie Française and the Grand Prize of the City of Paris for her scholarship.

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