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An Empire of Memory


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Introduction: Looking for Charlemagne PART I: THE FRANKS REMEMBER EMPIRE 1: The Birth of a Frankish Golden Age 2: The Narratives of Charlemagne's Journey to the East before 1100 PART II: JERUSALEM 3: New Jerusalems and Pilgrimage to the East before 1100 PART III: THE FRANKS RECREATE EMPIRE 4: The Franks' Imagined Empire 5: The Franks Return to the Holy Land Bibliography Index

About the Author

Matthew Gabriele is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


`Matthew Gabriele has made a powerful and convincing attempt to show that the evolution of Charlemagne myths can reveal a Frankish sense of manifest Christian destiny' Times Literary Supplement `the depth of analysis on offer here and its relevance to debates about memory makes this a hugely welcome addition to a growing body of research' Christian Harding, Journal of Ecclesiastical History `This efficiently argued and interesting book is an informed and thoughtful discussion of the ideas and associations that attached themselves to the memory of Charlemagne between the reign of his successor Louis the Pious and the First Crusade' Marcus Bull, Crusades `a bold and interesting argument' David Rollason, English Historical Review

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