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The Life of Charlemagne
     

The Life of Charlemagne

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by Einhard
 

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Einhard was a medieval scribe who wrote a short biography of Charlemagne, the “Father of Europe.” Upon the death of his father, Pepin the Short, in 768, Charlemagne became King of the Franks, and he proceeded to create one of the largest European empires since the collapse of Rome. Through his conquests across Western Europe and Italy, Charlemagne

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Einhard was a medieval scribe who wrote a short biography of Charlemagne, the “Father of Europe.” Upon the death of his father, Pepin the Short, in 768, Charlemagne became King of the Franks, and he proceeded to create one of the largest European empires since the collapse of Rome. Through his conquests across Western Europe and Italy, Charlemagne became the first Holy Roman Emperor after a famous imperial coronation by Pope Leo III.

In becoming the first Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne essentially established the new order on the European continent, thereby directly influencing how European politics and royalty proceeded in the coming centuries. As if to demonstrate how large he loomed in life, Charlemagne was numbered Charles I in Germany, France, and the Holy Roman Empire. 

Charlemagne is also viewed as having brought about the Carolingian Renaissance, a revival of art, religion, and culture through the Catholic Church that predated the Italian Renaissance by centuries. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614304821
Publisher:
Acheron Press
Publication date:
10/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
596,232
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Einhard (also Eginhard or Einhart; c. 770 - March 14, 840) was a Frankish scholar and courtier. Einhard was a dedicated servant of Charlemagne and his son Louis the Pious; his main work is a biography of Charlemagne, the Vita Karoli Magni, "one of the most precious literary bequests of the early Middle Ages."

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