Two revealingly different accounts of the life of the most important figure of the Roman Empire
Charlemage, known as the father of Europe, was one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers. The biographies brought together here provide a rich and varied portrait of the king from two perspectives: that of Einhard, a close friend and adviser, and of Notker, a monastic scholar and musician writing fifty years after Charlemagne's death.
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Charlemagne, King and Emperor; Einhard the Frank; the "Vita Caroli" of Einhard; the stammering monk of Saint Gall; the "De Carolo Magno" of Notker the stammerer, monk of Saint Gall. The life of Charlemagne: Walahfrid Strabo's prologue; Einhard's introduction; book I - the early Carolingians; book II - the wars and political affairs of Charlemagne; book III - the Emperor's private life; book IV - the Emperor's last years and death; book V - Charlemagne's last will and testament. Charlemagne: book I - the piety of Charlemagne and his care of the Church; book II - the wars and the military exploits of Charlemagne.
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 1969
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1