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              Charles The Bald
               

              Charles The Bald (Hardback)

              By Nelson, Janet L.

              • RRP: $282.00
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              This important and long-awaited study is the first full-scale biography of Charlemagne's grandson, King of the West Franks from 843 to 877, and Emperor from 875. Posterity has not been kind to Charles or his age, seeing him as a fatally weak ruler in decadent times, threatened by... Viking invaders and overmighty subjects. Janet Nelson, however, reveals an able and resourceful ruler who, under challenging conditions, maintained and enhanced royal authority, and held together the kingdom that, outlasting the Carolingians themselves, in due course became France.
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              ISBN 9781138157507
              Released NZ 22 Dec 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Medieval World
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              The Medieval World
               

              The Medieval World (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

              Edited by Linehan, Peter; Nelson, Janet L.; Costambeys, Marios

              • RRP: $447.00
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              Ranging from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu, the forty-four contributors to The Medieval World seek to bring the Middle Ages to life, offering definitive appraisals of the distinctive features of the period --Provided by publisher.

              ISBN 9781138848689
              Released NZ 6 Nov 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Worlds
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              Charles The Bald
               

              Charles The Bald (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nelson, Janet L.

              • RRP: $111.00
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              Offers a re-appraisal of Charles the Bald's achievement in his own time, and also explains why Charles, in spite of himself, can be seen as the maker of France.

              ISBN 9780582055841
              Released NZ 23 Mar 1992
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Medieval World
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              King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne

              King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne (Hardback)

              By Nelson, Janet L.

              • RRP: $65.00
              • $48.75
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              Charles, king of the Franks, has a fair claim to be one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super-state. That is why he is so often called by the French 'Charlemagne', and by the Germans 'Karl der Grosse'. His strength of character was felt to be remarkable fro...m early in his long reign. Warfare and accident, vermin and weather have destroyed much of the evidence for his rule in the twelve centuries since his death, but a remarkable amount still survives. Janet L. Nelson's new book brings together everything we know about Charlemagne and sifts it to come as close as we can to understanding the man and his motives. Nelson has an extraordinary knowledge of the sources and much of the book is a sort of detective story, showing the reader how to interpret what we have, prying into fascinating material and often obdurate scraps. The evidence lies too in surviving prayerbooks and skeletons, gossip and artwork. Above all, it lies in Charles's deeds and their continuing resonance, as he shaped duchies and counties, rebuilt and founded towns and monasteries, and consciously set himself up not just as King of the Franks, but as the new 'Emperor governing the Roman Empire'. His successors - in some ways to the present day - have struggled to interpret, misinterpret, copy or subvert Charlemagne's legacy. Nelson gets us as close as we can ever hope to come to the real figure, as understood in his own time.
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              ISBN 9780713992434
              Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Allen Lane History
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              King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne
               

              King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne (Hardback)

              By Nelson, Janet L.

              • RRP: $74.50
              • $57.60
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              • Internationally sourced

              Nelson pens a major new biography of one of the most extraordinary of all rulers and the father of present-day Europe.

              ISBN 9780520314207
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2019
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Rulers and Ruling Families in Early Medieval Europe: Alfred, Charles the Bald and Others
               

              Rulers and Ruling Families in Early Medieval Europe: Alfred, Charles the Bald and Others (Paperback)

              By Nelson, Janet L.

              • RRP: $70.99
              • $70.99
              • Pub Date
                30 Sep 21

              First published in 1999, the ideas and practices involved in early medieval royal family politics are the central theme of this collection of papers by Janet L. Nelson. She first examines King Alfred of Wessex (871-99) in the context of Anglo-Saxon conditions and in comparison wi...th his Carolingian contemporaries. When tension and conflict within the royal family are highlighted, she argues that Alfred's talents and political thought emerge the more impressively. A second group of papers deals with the reign of Charles the Bald (840-77): his patronage of learning and his interest in Spanish martyrs are set in political context, while contemporary historiography is considered as a form of counsel and critique. The third section reflects Nelson's growing interest in the political importance and gendered roles of royal women. Consecration rites are analysed as ritual expressions and factors in the shaping of the queenship, while two final papers also examine the making and unmaking of Frankish kings and princes.
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              ISBN 9780367197742
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Revivals
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              The Medieval World
               

              The Medieval World (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              Edited by Linehan, Peter; Nelson, Janet L.; Costambeys, Marios

              • RRP: $130.00
              • $130.00
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              Ranging from Connacht to Constantinople and from Tynemouth to Timbuktu, the forty-four contributors to The Medieval World seek to bring the Middle Ages to life, offering definitive appraisals of the distinctive features of the period --Provided by publisher.

              ISBN 9781138848696
              Released NZ 6 Nov 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Worlds
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              King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne

              King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne (Paperback)

              By Nelson, Janet L.

              • RRP: $32.00
              • $24.00
              • Save $8.00
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              Charles, king of the Franks, is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super-state. That is why he is so often called 'Charles the Great': by the French 'Charlemagne', and by the Germans 'Karl der Grosse'. His strength of character was felt to be remarkable fr...om early in his long reign. Warfare and accident, vermin and weather have destroyed much of the evidence for his rule in the twelve centuries since his death, but a remarkable amount still survives. Janet L. Nelson's wonderful new book brings together everything we know about Charlemagne and sifts through the evidence to come as close as we can to understanding the man and his motives. Nelson has an extraordinary knowledge of the sources and much of the book is a sort of detective story, prying into and interpreting fascinating material and often obdurate scraps, from prayerbooks to skeletons, gossip to artwork. Above all, Charles's legacy lies in his deeds and their continuing resonance, as he shaped duchies and counties, rebuilt and founded towns and monasteries, and consciously set himself up not just as King of the Franks, but as the new 'Emperor governing the Roman Empire'. His successors - in some ways to the present day - have struggled to interpret, misinterpret, copy or subvert Charlemagne's legacy. Nelson gets us as close as we can ever hope to come to the real figure, as understood in his own time.
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              ISBN 9780241305256
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald
               

              Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald (Hardback, New edition)

              Edited by Baxter, Stephen; Karkov, Catherine; Nelson, Janet L.; Pelteret, David; Series edited by Brooks, Professor Nicholas

              • RRP: $294.00
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              Patrick Wormald was a brilliant interpreter of the Early Middle Ages. This book presents a collection of studies devoted to the key themes that dominated his work: kingship; law and society; ethnic, religious, national and linguistic identities; and, the power of images, pictoria...l or poetic, in shaping political and religious institutions.
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              ISBN 9780754663317
              Released NZ 20 Feb 2009
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland
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              Medieval Polities and Modern Mentalities
               

              Medieval Polities and Modern Mentalities (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Reuter, Timothy; Edited by Nelson, Janet L.

              • RRP: $140.99
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              Collection of influential and challenging essays by Timothy Reuter, a British medievalist of extraordinary range.

              ISBN 9780521168632
              Released NZ 23 Sep 2010
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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