Charlemagne's Courtier: The Complete Einhard / Edition 1

Charlemagne's Courtier: The Complete Einhard / Edition 1

by Paul Edward Dutton, Paul (Ed.) Dutton, Einhard
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551111349

ISBN-13: 9781551111346

Pub. Date: 02/18/1998

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

Among the readings included are several existing letters by Emma (Einhard’s wife), The Life of Charlemagne, and The History of His Relics. The latter work transports us into an almost unknown world as Einhard, the cool rationalist, arranges for a relic salesman, a veritable bone seller, to acquire saints’ relics from Italy for installation into his new church. The…  See more details below

Overview

Among the readings included are several existing letters by Emma (Einhard’s wife), The Life of Charlemagne, and The History of His Relics. The latter work transports us into an almost unknown world as Einhard, the cool rationalist, arranges for a relic salesman, a veritable bone seller, to acquire saints’ relics from Italy for installation into his new church. The reader is taken on an intrigue-filled trip to Rome, where Einhard’s men creep into churches at night to steal bones and then spirit them away to Einhard in the north. The relics are received in town after town as if they were the living saints come to cure the infirm. Einhard’s descriptions of the sick, the lame, and the blind of northern Europe vividly expose us to a side of medieval life too rarely encountered in other medieval sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551111346
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
02/18/1998
Series:
Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Maps

Preface

An Introduction to Einhard

Select Bibliography for Students

Reflections on Einhard

1. Some Reflections on Einhard by His Contemporaries

The Works of Einhard

2. The Life of Charlemagne

3. The Charters

4. Art and Architecture

5. The translation and Miracles of the Blessed Martyrs, Marcellinus and Peter

6. The Collected Letters

7. Correspondence with Lupus of Ferrieres, Including 'On the Adoration of the Cross'

Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >