The Birth of France: Warriors, Bishops and Long-Haired Kings

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The general reader interested in early French history will enjoy this well-written and generally informed account, if he or she is not overwhelmed by the enormous detail. The author traces the development of Frankish kingship from the imperfect Christianization of Clovis and his sons down to the accession of Charlemagne. Although Scherman is familiar with the primary sources of this brutal period, the text seems to be based primarily on secondary works that do not reflect recent trends in historical research. Still, this is a rare appreciation of the literary, artistic, architectural, and musical aspects of the culture. Bennett D. Hill, St. Anselm's Abbey, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"This full-blooded chronicle maps the troubled centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, when poetic, inventive Celts and pragmatic Romans merged with tough Franks on the Christian soil that became medieval France," observed PW.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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