Two Lives of Charlemagne [NOOK Book]

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"Charlemagne (748-814) - often known as the Father of Europe - ruled the Frankish kingdoms, and was crowned Imperator Augustus by Pope Leo III in an attempt to revive the Roman Empire in the West. This volume contains both Einhard's and Notker's biographies of Charlemagne - in the first, Charlemagne's friend and courtier Einhard borrows key language from the classical biographer Suetonius for his study of the ruler, while Notker, a scholar, poet and composer writing around fifty years later, bases his account on surviving stories of the great
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Overview

"Charlemagne (748-814) - often known as the Father of Europe - ruled the Frankish kingdoms, and was crowned Imperator Augustus by Pope Leo III in an attempt to revive the Roman Empire in the West. This volume contains both Einhard's and Notker's biographies of Charlemagne - in the first, Charlemagne's friend and courtier Einhard borrows key language from the classical biographer Suetonius for his study of the ruler, while Notker, a scholar, poet and composer writing around fifty years later, bases his account on surviving stories of the great leader." David Ganz's introductions to this new translation explain how Einhard attempted to define Charlemagne's greatness and how Notker transformed and subverted Einhard's work. This edition also contains a map, suggested further reading, family trees and a chronology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420939842
  • Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
  • Publication date: 5/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 723,415
  • File size: 2 MB

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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Table of Contents

Chronology

Further Reading

The Family of Charlemagne

Map

Einhard: The Life of Charlemagne 1

Introduction 3

Notker the Stammerer: The Deeds of Charlemagne 45

Introduction 47

Notes 117

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