Charlemagne: Imperator Augustus, King of the Franks

Charlemagne, portrait by Albrecht Dürer / Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Wikimedia Commons His was the first truly imperial power in the West since the fall of Rome. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 11.30.2018 Public Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Charlemagne (742 or 747 – January 28, 814) (also Charles the Great [1]; from Latin, Carolus Magnus or Karolus Magnus), son of King Pippin the[…]

Charlemagne’s Sons and the Problems of Royal Succession

The Coronation of Charlemagne, fresco by Raphael at the Apostolic Palace, c.1516 / Wikimedia Commons The problem of Early Medieval royal succession in different circumstances. By Dr. Elke Ohnacker Professor of History Universität Konstanz Abstract The article is concerned with the problem of Early Medieval royal succession in different circumstances: the death of two of[…]