The history of Charlemagne and the Carolingians is one of the indispensable building blocks of Europe’s historical, religious, and cultural identity. Despite all the attempts at appropriations by the great historical European nations such as Germany, France, and Italy, the central figure of the family that created Europe has never escaped a comparative and global vision. This book is the first of its kind in Catalan: a bouquet of flowers on selected topics from the history and memory of Charlemagne, his family, and his religious and cultural achievements that invites the reader to take a chronological and geographical tour from the late antique to the medieval Mediterranean, starting from Italy, the nerve center, then passing through medieval France and the Iberian Peninsula, and stopping at Carolingian Catalonia and the Mediterranean world. The book shows the current trends in the field of international research and integrates Catalonia into the rich panorama of the multiple European identities.
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
– Tischler M 2022, Carlemany a Europa. Història i memòria (Filologia UB), Barcelona 2022; 354 pp.