The Merovingian Kingdoms in Mediterranean Perspective (by David Ganz)

In December 2014 a conference was held in Berlin, called 'East and West in the Early Middle Ages: The Merovingian Kingdoms in Mediterranean Perspective'. This guest post, kindly supplied by leading early medieval palaeographer David Ganz, provides an overview of the topics discussed at the event. With many of the current leading figures in Merovingian… Continue reading The Merovingian Kingdoms in Mediterranean Perspective (by David Ganz)

Charlemagne’s Death Day

Charlemagne died 1200 years ago yesterday. Despite the great emperor lacking ‘brand recognition’ (apparently – although he was mentioned in Dr Who) people got excited. Some of these people were in Aachen, which made sense because that’s where he is buried. Some of them were in Frankfurt, where there was singing but no emperor. In… Continue reading Charlemagne’s Death Day