The Life of Charlemagne

The Life of Charlemagne

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by Einhard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 047206035X

ISBN-13: 9780472060351

Pub. Date: 05/15/1960

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

A vivid life of Charlemagne, written ca A.D. 830 by a member of his court

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A vivid life of Charlemagne, written ca A.D. 830 by a member of his court

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ISBN-13:
9780472060351
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
05/15/1960
Series:
Ann Arbor Paperbacks Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
618,758
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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The Life of Charlemagne 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Because of the simplicity in which Einhard writes his biography of his beloved King, it helped me, in my initial study of Charlemagne, to see him in a simple way, without the wars, history and 'raw-facts' getting in the way of seing a MAN. Recently having traced my ancestry directly to this incredible man, I am more interested in knowing what kind of man he was, rather than knowing what he accomplished in his life. I feel that this book helps me to discover what I'm looking for.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good book for starters and expert alike. It teaches about a giant of history very well. It has a lot of personal information and habits of Charlemagne that might not be known,but it needs more history on the wars he fought in. You can find other books on the wars he fought in so it's not necessary information, but it could use it. I think this a very good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the only first hand account of the life of France's greatest ruler. Written by a close friend and courtier it is smoothly written but fails to give much detail or insight into its subject's life. This is not all Einhard's fault, owing to the fact that that few examples of biographical writing exsisted at the time to serve as a model for the work. This one is based around Suetonius 'The Lives of the Twelve Casears', especially the life of Agustus. Enjoyable to read but you might look elswhere if your expecting anything in-depth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Einhard's 'Life' of France's greatest ruler is quite readable but lacking in much scope and detail. Einhard can't be blamed entirely for this as his only examples of royal biography were those by Latin historians, most notably Suetonius whose life of Augustus was his main model. If your looking for an indepth study of the Carloingian empire your out of luck; but if your just a history buff who wants to get an inside view of Charlemagne and his court than this is a book for you.