Charlemagne Essay Research Paper Franklin S.
Einhard was a minister of his Royal Majesty. He was highly respected for his knowledge, intellect, brilliance, integrity and character. He enjoyed a comfortable life at the palace and a personal relationship with the King and his family. His stated reason for writing the book was to make sure that the greatness of Charlemagne was recorded for history and to accurately record events he.
While Einhard's Life is a little dry in parts, I greatly enjoyed Notker's. The translator's notes are very informative, particularly on the battle of Roncevalles, where Charlemagne's general Roland was killed. To someone genuinely interested in learning more about Charlemagne than what is mere common knowledge, I suggest ignoring the bad reviews and get this book.
The life of Charlemagne, by Einhard.--Charlemagne, by Notker the stammerer. Series Title: Penguin classics, L213. Responsibility: translated (from the Latin) with an introduction by Lewis Thorpe. More information: openlibrary.org.
Descrizione: Penguin, 1969. Soft cover. Condizione: Good. Paperback in Good Plus condition. Light shelf wear with scuffing to the edges of the spine, surfaces clean but a little rubbed and scratched and with surface creases, lower front corner clipped, 227 pages, lightly tanned to the edges, small inscription to first page, otherwise clean, binding tight, reading creases to the spine.
Charles the Great--Charlemagne--became sole king of Carolingian lands with the death of his brother Carloman in 771. The next 40 years saw forceful foreign engagements to expand borders and consolidate his influence in central and Western Europe, as well as in Rome. He engaged militarily in Italy.
The following account of that most glorious Emperor Charles was written, as is well known, by Eginhard, who amongst all the palace officials of that time had the highest praise not only for learning but also for his generally high character; and, as he was himself present at nearly all the events that he describes, his account has the further advantage of the strictest accuracy.