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The captivity of John II, 1356-60 : the royal image in later medieval England and France
Murphy, Neil, 1980- author
New York, NY, U.S.A. : Palgrave MacMillan, [2016]
Baker Berry DC99 .M87 2016

Charlemagne
Fried, Johannes, author
London, England : Harvard University Press, 2016
Boyhood -- The Frankish empire and the wider world -- The warring king -- Power structures -- The ruler -- The royal court -- Reviving the title of emperor -- Imperator Augustus -- Epilogue: myths and sainthood.

"When Charlemagne died in 814 CE, he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. Distinguished historian and author of The Middle Ages Johannes Fried presents a new biographical study of the legendary Frankish king and emperor, illuminating the life and reign of a ruler who shaped Europe's destiny in ways few figures, before or since, have equaled. Living in an age of faith, Charlemagne was above all a Christian king, Fried says. He made his court in Aix la Chapelle the center of a religious and intellectual renaissance, enlisting the Anglo Saxon scholar Alcuin of York to be his personal tutor, and insisting that monks be literate and versed in rhetoric and logic. He erected a magnificent cathedral in his capital, decorating it lavishly while also dutifully attending Mass every morning and evening. And to an extent greater than any ruler before him, Charlemagne enhanced the papacy's influence, becoming the first king to enact the legal principle that the pope was beyond the reach of temporal justice a decision with fateful consequences for European politics for centuries afterward. Though devout, Charlemagne was not saintly. He was a warrior king, intimately familiar with violence and bloodshed. And he enjoyed worldly pleasures, including physical love. Though there are aspects of his personality we can never know with certainty, Fried paints a compelling portrait of a ruler, a time, and a kingdom that deepens our understanding of the man often called "the father of Europe."-- Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry DC73 .F7513 2016

Le Mont-Saint-Michel
ouvrage dirigé par Henry Decaëns, président des Amis du Mont-Saint-Michel ; avec les contributions de Pierre Bouet and eight others
Paris : Éditions du patrimoine, Centre des monuments nationaux, [2015]
Baker Berry DC801.M7515 M66 2015

Le Louvre et les Tuileries : la fabrique d'un chef-d'œuvre
Gady, Alexandre, author
Paris [France] : Louvre Éditions, [2015]
Le Louvre médiéval. De la forteresse au château royal -- Un palais Renaissance. Naissance et Renaissance -- Le grand Louvre des Bourbons. Une cité royale ; Louis XIV ou le Louvre inachevé ; La Régence ; "La grande chaumière de la monarchie" -- Le palais-musée. Le Museum royal de Louis XVI ; Le Louvre en révolution ; Le Louvre de Napoléon ; Les derniers rois du Louvre ; Le Grand Louvre de Napoléon III ; Le Louvre-phénix.

The Louvre is the world largest museum, but it was, first and foremost, a palace where power was bestowed for more than eight centuries.
Baker Berry DC781 .G33 2015

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