Age of Charles Martel, The
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This study of Charles Martel, who was glorified as Savior of Christendom and then vilified as enemy of the Church, the draws on the evidence of strictly contemporary sources to assess his real achievements. The author suggests that during Martel's rise to power he was the beneficiary rather than the agent of social cultural change and demonstrates how recent scholarship has demolished Martel's role in the development of the Feudal system. For those interested in Medieval History. Also available in Hardcover 0-582-06475-9 $79.95.