Frankish Romanness and Charlemagne’s Empire

  title={Frankish Romanness and Charlemagne’s Empire},
  author={Laury Sarti},
  pages={1040 - 1058}
On that . . . most sacred day of the Lord’s birth, when the king, at mass, rose from prayer before the confessio [a small oratory under the main altar] of the blessed apostle Peter, Pope Leo [III] placed a crown upon his head, and from the entire people of the Romans came the acclamation: ‘To Charles, Augustus, crowned by God, great and pacific emperor of the Romans, life and victory!’ And after the acclamations he was adored by the pope, according to the customs of ancient emperors and, the… 
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