Kingship and Politics in the Late Ninth Century by Simon MacLean
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Kingship and Politics in the Late Ninth Century
By Simon MacLean

Kingship and Politics in the Late Ninth Century

Charles the Fat and the End of the Carolingian Empire

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Kingship and Politics in the Late Ninth Century by Simon MacLean

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This is a major study of the collapse of the pan-European Carolingian empire and the reign of its last ruler, Charles III 'the Fat' (876-888). The later decades of the empire are conventionally seen as a dismal period of decline and fall, scarred by internal feuding, unfettered aristocratic ambition and Viking onslaught. This book offers an alternative interpretation, arguing that previous generations of historians misunderstood the nature and causes of the end of the empire, and neglected many of the relatively numerous sources for this period. Topics covered include the significance of aristocratic power; political structures; the possibilities and limits of kingship; developments in royal ideology; the struggle with the Vikings and the nature of regional political identities. In proposing these explanations for the empire's disintegration, the book has broader implications for our understanding of this formative period of European history more generally.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521819459
ISBN-10: 0521819458
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon MacLean

Simon MacLean is Lecturer in History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

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