Einhard"s Life of Charlemagne
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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Charlemagne, -- Holy Roman Emperor, -- 742?-814.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited, with introductions and notes by H.W. Garrod and R.B. Mowat.
ContributionsGarrod, H. W. 1878-1960., Mowat, R. B. 1883-1941.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16423626M

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Just finished The life of Charlemagne written by Einhard, who was alive and know Charlemagne (died ) personally. I read it in an English translation by Lewis Thorpe. It was a significant read for me because my family trace their heritage back on my mothers side with some probability back to him, and through him back to Pepin the short, who /5.   As a personal servant of Charlemagne, Einhard undertook the composition of a biography of the king. Divided into five books focused on the individual aspects of the life and reign of Charlemagne, the work provides an account of the evolution of the Carolingian Dynasty, the political aspirations of Charlemagne’s reign, his personal life and character,. The Life of Charlemagne translated by A. J. Grant In parentheses Publications avoid offending in this new book those who look down upon even the monuments of antiquity written by learned and eloquent men. There are, I do not doubt, many men of learning and leisure who feel that the life of the present day must not be utterly neglected, and. The Life of Charlemagne (Kindle Location 32). Vook, Inc.. Kindle Edition. This short work is a quick read and is informative about the man Charlemagne, as well as giving insight into his rule and expansion of his kingdom. Read more. 2 people found /5(70).

The Life of Charlemagne is an edited version from the original book Two Lives of Charlemagne. The author of the original biography is Einhard, who was his close friend and younger contemporary. He wrote this biography, after his death in CE to honor Charlemagne and his contributions to the Frankish dynasty. Einhard probably wrote his Vita Karoli Magni (“Life of Charles the Great”) about –, after he had left Aachen and was living in Seligenstadt. Based on 23 years of service to Charlemagne and research in the royal annals, the book was expressly intended to convey Einhard’s gratitude for Charlemagne’s aid to his education. Life of Charlemagne. Einhard. American Book Company, Preview this book This small volume,written in the 9th century by a member of Charlemagne's court, provides a glimpse of the leader's life. While it lacks the sophistication of modern biographies, its importance lies /5(3). Other articles where Life of Charlemagne is discussed: Einhard: Einhard probably wrote his Vita Karoli Magni (“Life of Charles the Great”) about –, after he had left Aachen and was living in Seligenstadt. Based on 23 years of service to Charlemagne and research in the royal annals, the book was expressly intended to convey Einhard’s gratitude for Charlemagne’s.

By: Einhard (c) Einhard was employed by Charlemagne as a court historian. At the request of Charlemagne’s son and successor Louis the Pious, he wrote a biography of Charlemagne, the Vita Karoli Magni or Life of Charlemagne (c. –), which provides much direct information about Charlemagne’s life and character.3/5(1).   A noble and learned man named Einhard, born around of a noble family from the eastern part of the realm, wrote the biography in his retirement, about a decade after Charlemagne’s death. Einhard came to the king’s court in after an extensive monastic education, a group of scholars that Charlemagne had been gathering around him. The Magnificent Life Of King Charles. Einhard’s Life of Charlemagne biography depicts the magnificent life of King Charles, describing his triumphs and success with exuberant and intense detail yet doesn’t mentioning his failures, and reveals Einhard’s biased opinion of Charles that remains today as one of the most direct yet distorted biographies in Western History. Einhard (also Eginhard or Einhart; Latin: E(g)inhardus; c. – Ma ) 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.".