Two Lives of Charlemagne (Penguin Classics)

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This is an absorbing chronicle of one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers, written by a close friend and adviser. In elegant prose it describes Charlemagne's personal life, details his achievements in reviving learning and the arts, recounts his military successes and depicts one of the defining moments in European history: Charlemagne's coronation as emperor in Rome on Christmas day 800. By contracts, Notker's account, written sone decades after Charlemagne's death, is a collection of anecdotes rather thamn a presentation of historical facts.

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Two Lives of Charlemagne This work contains two separate biographical accounts of Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, the man considered to be the father of Europe. One account was penned by the French, medieval biographer, Einhard, who in 791 joined the royal court to serve as an epic poet, grammarian, mathematician and architect, and ultimately a confidante to the King. Einhard's work is believed to be the most accurate ... Full description

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EINHARD was born of noble parents in the Main valley around A.D. 770. He was educated at the monastery of Fulda, and was sent in the 790’s to the court of Charlemagne. 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, both in Aachen and on his estates at Seligenstadt, where he died in 840. In addition to the Life of Charlemagne, probably written in 826-7, we have letters to and from Einhard, his account of the Translation of the Relics of Marcellinus and Peter (830) and On the Adoration of the Cross. NOTKER BALBULUS ( The Stammerer) was born near the monastery of St Gall, in Switzerland, around 840, and entered the monastery as a boy. He wrote his account of Charlemagne for the Emperor Charles the Fat between 884 and 887. He also composed a book of sequences with music, a Martyrology (897), and poems, letters and charters. He taught at the monastic school until his death in 912.

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