• Holy Roman Empire

  • A Captivating Guide to the Holy Roman Empire and Carolingian Dynasty
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Holy Roman Empire, then pay attention...

Two captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • The Holy Roman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Union of Smaller Kingdoms That Started During the Early Middle Ages and Dissolved During the Napoleonic Wars
  • The Carolingian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Carolingian Dynasty and Their Large Empire That Covered Most of Western Europe During the Reign of Charlemagne

Throughout the story of the Holy Roman Empire, a wealth of fascinating tales from interesting people proliferates. Monks and emperors will clash, poets sing the praises of kings, and the pope rides blind and bareback on a frightened donkey through the streets of Rome. The mightiest monarch in all of the world walks barefoot in the snow in repentance for his angry deeds, and two rival families stand toe-to-toe for the monarchy. Crusades are lost in war and won in diplomacy, while kings are held ransom, revolts are suppressed, and antipopes crowned.

Some of the topics covered in part one of this audiobook include:

  • The First Roman Empire
  • The Carolingians
  • A Formal Emperor
  • The Dissolution
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics covered in part two of this audiobook include:

  • A Quick Overview
  • The World After Rome
  • Ending a Dynasty - Pepin, Charles, and Carloman
  • The Conquests of Charles
  • In the Name of Religion
  • The Division Effectively Ending the Empire
  • Echoes of the Roman Empire - How Outside Forces Picked Apart the Carolingian Empire
  • Lasting Effects and Hope of Reunification
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the history of the Holy Roman Empire and Carolingian Empire, get this audiobook now!

©2019 Captivating History (P)2019 Captivating History
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It is destined to be the definitive work

Amazingly detailed, possibly too many details for a casual listener, It explains a lot about the Carolingian Dynasty, jurisprudence, and conflict resolution that continues to influence to this day in both Europe and some extent North America.

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Expecting More, average book.

This book is terminally dull, mainly because of a failed attempt at breaking the material topically, which involves a lot of backing and frothing.

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Well done, but questionable accuracy

It does a good job if being captivating to a history nerd like me, but it states something's as facts that are debates, some things as debates that are only debated by fringe historians and states some things that are just wrong, even contradicting itself. For example, it states at one point that Carloman died of natural causes (there's suspicion Charlemagne or allies had him killed, which is worth noting) and later on states he abdicated.

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Excellent

I was initially hesitant to buy anything from the "Captivating History" line because I had some preconceived notion that it was a company that hired broke history majors to throw together a quick narrative, as opposed to an expert in a particular historical subject writing an engaging and informative work. Boy, was I wrong. I was very pleased with the quality of this book, and I learned a great deal about the Holy Roman Empire and Carolingian Empire. I'll definitely be getting more books from the Captivating History series in the future.

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Good if you're an archaeologist

Around 7 hours of detailed facts on the Holy Roman Empire. A must-have component to any collection of books on Roman.

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It's a fairly accurate book.

Nice addition to my digital library, an excellent book on the Holy Roman Empire. Definitely, recommend.

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One thousand years never a dull moment

This is an excellent book on the Holy Roman Empire. It is indeed an accurate captivating guide to the Holy Roman Empire and Carolingian Dynasty.

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Informative and enjoyable.

This was an informative content that has data that you might not know — a recommended audible.

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Another gem from Captivating History

Wow, great book! A real page-turner loved it. The fascinating history of some of Europe's significant rulers, don't miss it.

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A very impressive and interesting work

This book is heavy with helpful information, well researched, and equally well presented on its topic "Holy Roman Empire."

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  • Genesis Gillingham
  • 11-22-19

Needs facts not details.

This audible provides an irresistible amount of facts about a long period in history. But it lacks on general description. The junk of facts do not give one a large depiction of what was happening.

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  • Kevin Blanchard
  • 11-21-19

The Holy Roman Empire the subject that I have bee

The Holy Roman Empire the subject that I have been long fascinated by, though I hadn't known much about. I was looking for a long history and how it came to be. There is something to learn but not as my liking.

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  • Blas
  • 11-19-19

Solid but not too much comprehensive

"A Captivating Guide to the Holy Roman Empire and Carolingian Dynasty" is a well-regarded book. Still, I would not recommend it because its not that much comprehensive; you can try it.

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  • Buinton
  • 11-18-19

Exhaustive and Interesting

This is an exhaustive if the narrow, study of not even era ascent and drop of figures within the Roman Empire. Highly academic and consumed with minutia, this not swords and sandals, and Shakespearean speeches.

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  • Abel
  • 11-14-19

A long and complicated history

The book is excellent, but very long (about 7 hours) and a bit complicated too. You have to love your subject to get through this book — still, valuable content to post four stars to it.