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Two Lives of Charlemagne
     

Two Lives of Charlemagne

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by Einhard
 

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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

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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 Charlemagne's personal life and his achievements in warfare, learning, art, building, and in the skilful administration of the state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420939842
Publisher:
Neeland Media LLC
Publication date:
05/19/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,168,263
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Einhard was born of noble parents in the Main valley around A.D. 770. He became a friend of Charlemagne and his family, and was chosen to invite Charlemagne to crown his son as his successor in 813. After Charlemagne’s death he was a loyal servant of Louis the Pious, and he died in 840.

Notker the Stammerer (A.D. 840-912), also called Notker I, Notker the Poet or Notker of Saint Gall, was a musician, author, poet, and Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Saint Gall in modern Switzerland.

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