List of figures. List of genealogical tables. List of maps.
Preface. Acknowledgements. List of abbreviations. 1. The sources.
2. From major domus to rex francorum: the emergence
of the Carolingians. 3. Conquest and consolidation: Pippin III and
Charlemagne. 4. The means of ruling. 5. Louis the Pious and the
Christian Empire. 6. The foundations of the Carolingian
renaissance. 7. Charles the Bald and the defence of Carolingian
kingship. 8. Scholarship, book production and libraries: the
flowering of the Carolingian renaissance. 9. Normandy, Brittany and
Flanders. 10. Odo and the emergence of the Robertians. 11. Learning
and monasticism in the tenth century. 12. The last Carolingians
Bibliography of principal sources. A note on further reading. Genealogical tables. Maps. Index of manuscripts. General index
'Above all there is on numerous matters a depth which only a scholar with the author's vast knowledge of the manuscript sources could provide. This book will take a secure place among modern accounts of the Carolingian period.' The Times Higher Education Supplement