Charlemagne's impact on Europe -- on the world -- cannot be underestimated. He brought together diverse cultures in his empire, supported scholarship, and established the power of the Christian church. In Early Lives of Charlemagne, we receive two views of the emperor within a century of his death. According to translator and editor A.J. Grant, the differences are instructive. In the treatment by Eginhard, who was Charlemagne's personal secretary, we read a "restrained, positive, well-arranged narrative" that "distorts the facts of history wonderfully little." In contrast, the Monk of Saint Gall's version was written about seventy years after the emperor's death, when "the mist of legend and myth steamed up rapidly from the grave of a well-known figure." Taken together, these essays provide information not only about Charles the Great, but also about the task of writing history and biography.
" Taken together, these essays provide information not only about Charles the Great, but also about the task of writing history and biography.
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Early Lives of Charlemagne is a collection of two biographies of the emperor, one by Einhard, and the other by the Monk of St. Gall.
His great master died in 814, and Eginhard survived him for twenty-nine years, having lived long enough to see the mighty fabric of Charles's empire show signs of the rapid ruin that was soon to overtake it. He received from Lewis the ...
Author: A.J. Grant
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
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Category: Civilization, Medieval
More recently , Mr Carless Davis has written a “ Life of Charlemagne ” for the Heroes of the Nations Series . It is in works such as these ( to mention no others ) and not in Eginhard that the real historical significance of ...
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.
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Publisher: Nabu Press
Author: Eginhardus (Abbot of Seligenstadt.)
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Author: Einhard Balbulus
Publisher: Alpha Edition