Stuart Airlie, 17 November 1983
Show More Medieval Germany and its Neighbours 900-1250 by K.J. Leyser.
Hambledon, 302 pp., £18, February 1983, 0 907628 08 7Show More
The Frankish Kingdoms under the Carolingians 751-987 by Rosamond McKitterick.
Longman, 414 pp., £9.95, June 1983, 0 582 49005 7Show More
Ideal and Reality in Frankish and Anglo-Saxon Society: Studies presented to J.M. Wallace-Hadrill edited by Patrick Wormald, Donald Bullough and Roger Collins.
Blackwell, 345 pp., £27.50, September 1983, 0 631 12661 9Show More
“... Confronted with kings called Charles the Bald, Charles the Simple, Charles the Fat and Louis the Blind, and chroniclers like Notker the Stammerer, Benzo of Alba and Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim, we might be tempted to think that the history of France and Germany a millennium ago can offer us nothing more than the dreary spectacle of one barbarian succeeding another on the banks of the Seine or the Rhine ...”