Royal Power in the Late Carolingian Age: Charles III the Simple and His Predecessors by Horst Lösslein
English | 2019 | ISBN: 3946198481 | 420 Pages | PDF | 8.18 MB
The prevalent image of the late Carolingian age is one of decline and fall. Charles III the Simple’s (893/898−923) rule, which has hardly received any scholarly attention since the late 19th century, is perceived to have been the classic example of this development. Enthroned by rebels as well as cast down by a rebellion he is said to have been a weak ruler, powerless in the face of the ambitions of the nobles of the West Frankish realm.