Publisher description for Charlemagne's heir : new perspectives on the reign of Louis the Pious (814-840) / edited by Peter Godman and Roger Collins.

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This is a unique, comprehensive study of the life and reign of Louis the Pious who, in the early ninth century, inherited the empire of Charlemagne. The collection of essays, written by an international team of leading scholars, presents the fruits of intensive and wide-ranging research.
Written in English, French, and German, and covering such topics as politics and the royal court, military expansion, the church, the law, literature, art, and architecture, this invaluable collection will offer a new perspective on the reign of Louis the Pious for all students of the Carolingian

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Louis -- I, -- Emperor, -- 778-840.
France -- Civilization -- 700-1000.
Charlemagne, -- Emperor, -- 742-814 -- Family.
France -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.