TWO LIVES OF CHARLEMAGNE

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Two Lives Of Charlemagne

Author : Lewis G. M. Thorpe
ISBN : 0140442138
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents first-hand insights into the life of Charlemagne.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Two Lives Of Charlemagne

Author : Einhard
ISBN : 9780141394107
Genre : History
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Einhard's Life of Charlemagne is an absorbing chronicle of one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers, written by a close friend and adviser. In elegant prose it describes Charlemagne's personal life, details his achievements in reviving learning and the arts, recounts his military successes and depicts one of the defining moments in European history: Charlemagne's coronation as emperor in Rome on Christmas Day 800AD. By contrast, Notker's account, written some decades after Charlemagne's death, is a collection of anecdotes rather than a presentation of historical facts.
Category: History

Two Lives Of Charlemagne

Author : Einhard
ISBN : 9781101160633
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Two revealingly different accounts of the life of the most important figure of the Roman Empire Charlemage ?known as the father of Europe?was one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers. The biographies brought together here provide a rich and varied portrait of the king from two perspectives: that of Einhard, a close friend and adviser, and of Notker, a monastic scholar and musician writing fifty years after Charlemagne?s death.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Two Lives Of Charlemagne

Author : Einhard
ISBN : 1420938118
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This work contains two separate biographical accounts of Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, the man considered to be the father of Europe. One account was penned by the French, medieval biographer, Einhard, who in 791 joined the royal court to serve as an epic poet, grammarian, mathematician and architect, and ultimately a confidante to the King. Einhard's work is believed to be the most accurate portrayal of Charlemagne, and perhaps more importantly, as the finest biography of its time. This edition also contains the highly anecdotal "life" of Charlemagne, penned by the Monk of Saint Gall, who is now commonly believed to be Notker the Stammerer. This monk, a native-German speaker, wrote the volume at the request of Charles the Fat, great-grandson of Charlemagne. Although its accuracy has been scorned by historians, several of the monk's amusing and witty tales have been revived in modern biographies of this powerful monarch.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Early Lives Of Charlemagne

Author : Eginhard
ISBN : 9781596050464
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Charlemagne's impact on Europe -- on the world -- cannot be underestimated. He brought together diverse cultures in his empire, supported scholarship, and established the power of the Christian church. In Early Lives of Charlemagne, we receive two views of the emperor within a century of his death. According to translator and editor A.J. Grant, the differences are instructive. In the treatment by Eginhard, who was Charlemagne's personal secretary, we read a "restrained, positive, well-arranged narrative" that "distorts the facts of history wonderfully little." In contrast, the Monk of Saint Gall's version was written about seventy years after the emperor's death, when "the mist of legend and myth steamed up rapidly from the grave of a well-known figure." Taken together, these essays provide information not only about Charles the Great, but also about the task of writing history and biography.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Early Lives Of Charlemagne

Author : A.J. Grant
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Genre : History
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Early Lives of Charlemagne is a collection of two biographies of the emperor, one by Einhard, and the other by the Monk of St. Gall.
Category: History

Charlemagne And Louis The Pious

Author : Thomas F. X. Noble
ISBN : 9780271048321
Genre : History
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"Translations of ninth-century lives of the emperors Charlemagne (by Einhard and Notker) and his son Louis the Pious (by Ermoldus, Thegan, and the Astronomer). Presented chronologically and contextually, with commentary"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

Journal Of Medieval Military History

Author : Bernard S. Bachrach
ISBN : 0851159095
Genre : History
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A new annual volume of original articles on all aspects of warfare in the middle ages.
Category: History