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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: June 2020

7 - Rome and the Franks

Summary

Surveys political events in the second half of the eighth century as Rome, in the face of continued Lombard attacks, shifts its political ties from the emperor in Constantinople to the Franks, culminating with the coronation of the Frankish king Charlemagne as Roman ‘emperor’ in December 800