The Life of Charlemagne

The Life of Charlemagne

by Einhard


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Einhard?s biography of the Carolingian Empire?s founder The Life of Charlemagne: Vita Karoli Magni is one of the most famous pieces of literature on the early Middle Ages. It is both an epic and personal account of the legendary warrior king who was known as the Father of Europe, providing a fascinating insight into his political success, battlefield strategy, foreign and domestic policies, friends, enemies, and personal habits. For scholars of military science, it is an essential bridge text linking the masterworks of ancient strategy like The Art of War and Commentarii de Bello Gallico with the future writings of Machiavelli, Clausewitz, et al.

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ISBN-13: 9780359839391
Publication date: 08/07/2019
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About 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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