Two Lives of Charlemagne

Two Lives of Charlemagne

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by Einhard, Notker the Stammerer, Lewis Thorpe
     
 

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Charlemagne's name shines out over the historical landscape, illuminating the Dark Ages and anticipating the Renaissance.

These two Lives provide a fascinating contrast, Einhard, who spent twenty-three years in Charlemagne's service, chose to approach his Vita Caroli as a public history and in beautifully expressed language, recounts

Overview

Charlemagne's name shines out over the historical landscape, illuminating the Dark Ages and anticipating the Renaissance.

These two Lives provide a fascinating contrast, Einhard, who spent twenty-three years in Charlemagne's service, chose to approach his Vita Caroli as a public history and in beautifully expressed language, recounts Charlemagne's personal life and his achievements in warfare, learning, art, building, and in the skilful administration of the state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140442137
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1969
Series:
Classics Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
414,539
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Einhard was born of noble parents in the Main valley around 770 AD and was sent in the 790s to the court of Charlemagne.

Notker Babbulus (The Stammerer) was born near the monastery of St. Gall, in Switzerland, around 840. He wrote his account of Charlemagne for Emperor Charles the Fat between 884 and 887.

David Ganz is a professor of paleography at Kings College, London.

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