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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Le Rire de l'ogre. Apr 25, Yasmine rated it liked it. First, a little history of this book and how it found in my hands. I found this book lying around the corner of Booksale A Philippine used book store for 45 pesos 1. I liked translated books to English; the wealth and beauty of the narrative is a big draw for me. Plus, some First, a little history of this book and how it found in my hands. I read the book while riding the MRT, read during my free times in the office, and pretty much, I had little sleep more like 4 hours, finishing the book 24 hours after I bought it.
Peju had me in a spell. The book is cut in 2 parts. The first one flits between a summer vacation of a 17 year old lad in a quaint German village in , and a campaign in Ukraine where 2 young men at the height of their careers are forced to do atrocities of unspeakable kind to the Jews in Paul Malbreau meets Clara Lafontaine in this quaint village of Kehlstein while spending his summer vacation.
In between the chapters, alternating, the spot shares the history between Moritz, a German lieutenant who had succumbed to the ills of the German Nazi campaign in Ukraine and Arthur Lafontaine, the young doctor who has to save his ass off by shedding off sympathy rather than risk being killed. He established his capital in Tournai , which the Romans had founded around 50 C. His grandson, Childeric I , helped the Romans defeat the Visigoths.
Childeric's son, Clovis I , also born and raised in Tournai, conquered the neighbouring Frankish tribes in the Low Countries and Rhineland and established himself as their sole king. He defeated Syagrius, the last Roman official in northern Gaul, then the Visigoths in southwestern Gaul, thus becoming the ruler of most of the old Roman Gaul. Clovis converted to Catholicism at the instigation of his wife Clotide, a Burgundian princess, thus spreading Christianity among the pagan Franks.
The Romans had been predominantly Christian since the 4th century, after Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity C. Converting to Christianity was therefore a way of showing the continuity between the Roman and Frankish rules.
Most importantly, it was a way of earning the acceptance of the Christian Gallo-Roman population, which greatly outnumbered the Frankish rulers. It took many generations before the Franks truly adopted Christianity. Even at the time of Charlemagne, years after Clovis, a part of the Frankish population was still pagan. Clovis I is considered by many French people to be the first King of France, although he was really the King of the Franks. The name 'France' does come from 'Frank', but it only appeared in the 10th century, after the split of Charlemagne's Empire see below.
Under the Merovingians, most of what is now France was called 'Neustria', while the Benelux together with western and southern Germany were known as 'Austrasia'. This is one of the most important achievements of the Franks in the history of Europe up to this day. Without Charles Martel, Europe, or at least Western Continental Europe, would have become part of the Muslim world, an event that would almost certainly have prevented the Renaissance from happening, and would consequently also have precluded the Great Voyages, the Colonisation, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and everything that follows.
Without Charles Martel, Europe might well have stagnated to the medieval period to this day. As a result, modern technologies wouldn't exist anywhere on Earth.
Upon Charles Martel's death, the power passed to his two sons Pippin the Younger and Carloman , who ruled conjointly over Francia until , when Carloman withdrew to monastic life. His empire was to last over years until Napoleon dissolved it in The Frankish influence over Europe was so important from the Merovingian period onwards that the term for 'European' or 'non-Muslim' became and remains up to this day Faranji in Arabic and Farangi in Persian, a derivative of the word "Frank". The term became used in the Indian subcontinent as well after the Muslim conquest.
Since Charlemagne, Emperor of the Occident, became the symbol of the unified Christian Europe in the Muslim world, the Franks have become associated with the image of Westerners in most of southern Asia for over years. It could be said in a way that the Franks laid the foundations of Western society and culture. On a side note, understanding history makes it only natural for the modern capital of Europe, Brussels , to be located at the very heatr of the old Frankish homeland.
In fact, Brussels was the historic capital of the Duchy of Brabant, which was the official heir of Lotharingia, the Kingdom of Charlemagne's eldest grandson, who was supposed to rule over his undivided empire his brothers did not see it that way. Therefore, symbolically, Lotharingia remained for centuries the "senior" principality within the empire, and Brussels has inherited the rightful claim of being the symbolic capital of Europe's sole historical empire from to In the year , the French Empire and Austrian Empire were both founded, conferring for the first time simultaneously the title of emperor to French-speaking and German-speaking monarch.
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The Holy Roman Empire was officially abolished in by Napoleon to prevent the Habsburgs from claiming themselves sovereign of Germany. Note that the British Empire was not properly speaking an empire until Queen Victoria was granted the title of Empress of India in In , Charlemagne's only surviving son, Louis the Pious, passed away.
His eldest son, Lothair, was to inherit the empire. However, the Frankish tradition was to divide the land between the male heirs, and Lothair's brothers Charles and Louis, claimed their part. After 3 years of internecine conflict, Lothair was forced to cede two thirds of the empire.
It lasted nearly three hours; he then heard a noise of something falling, and all was silent. Perhaps one of those beloved ones he had so often thought of was thinking of him, and striving to diminish the distance that separated them. Even at the time of Charlemagne, years after Clovis, a part of the Frankish population was still pagan. Do you still feel any desire to stand up in his defence? As Edmond paused, the black and bearded head of Caderousse appeared at the door. Beyond the Summit.
Charles the Bald inherited Western Francia, which would become known simply as France. Louis the German received East Francia, making up most of present-day Germany. Lothair kept the title of emperor which is indivisible , but his domain was now restricted to Middle Francia, a strip of land covering the present-day Benelux, Rhineland, Alsace, Lorraine, Burgundy, Switzerland, Provence, and the northern half of Italy as far as Rome. Middle Francia, also known as Lotharingia, encompassed the old Frankish homeland, Clovis' original kingdom, where the Imperial capital of Aachen was located.
It is due to this symbolic value of Old Francia and Rome that Lothair kept this oddly shaped territory for himself. After Lothair's death in , his realm was split again between his three sons.
Owing to the fact that the original Frankish homeland was now being held by the rulers of East Francia, the Imperial crown was allowed to return to Germany, under the rule of Otto I Whoever ruled over the Low Countries could claim the Imperial crown. It is by the same logic that the Habsburgs of Austria later monopolised the title of emperor. Between the rule of Charlemagne until the Habsburg emperor, 16 out of the 28 Holy Roman Emperors were of Frankish descent Carolingian, Salian Frankish, and Luxembourg dynasties.
https://licourletegi.tk The House of Luxembourg, although originating from a tiny duchy, had the prestige of ruling over a section of the original Frankish Kingdom, and had three of their members elected as emperors.