Mar 26, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023

HIST 345 - Charlemagne and the Family Who Forged Europe

Early medieval king and emperor Charlemagne has loomed large since his death in 814 CE. Almost immediately legends of his conquests spread throughout medieval and early modern Europe. In the twentieth century, a unit of the Waffen-SS took his name, and after WWII, the Charlemagne Prize was created to award service on behalf of European unification. A Broadway musical highlighted his military and sexual prowess, while scholars described him as “The Father of Europe” and his family as “The Family Who Forged Europe.” This seminar explores Charlemagne and his descendants through primary and secondary texts, disentangling history from legend.

Credits 1


Arts and Humanities

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