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The life of Charlemagne (Charles the Great)

by Hodgkin, Thomas

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Published by A.L. Burt in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Spine title: Emperor Charlemagne.

Other titlesEmperor Charlemagne.
Statementby Thomas Hodgkin ; with notes by Henry Ketcham
ContributionsKetcham, Henry
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC73 .H685
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 331 p. :
Number of Pages331
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24441417M
OCLC/WorldCa8843749

A remarkable biographical account by Einhard. It narrates in detail Charlemagne's legendary rise to power, his coronation as the Roman Emperor and his military movements. Einhard has superbly captured both the public and private life of this great ruler. A true classic, it is a sure treat for history lovers.3/5(2).   The Life of Charlemagne by Einhard (c) translated by Samuel Epes Turner () Einhard was employed by Charlemagne as a court historian. At the request of Charlemagne's son and.

Around the same time, Charlemagne began campaigns in Saxony to the East of Austrasia and Frisia that lasted to the s. They were particularly hard. Traditional enemies of the Franks, the Saxons were pagans worshipping the Irminsul sacred tree trunk. They had almost no political unity, and were therefore difficult to defeat as an entire people. Two Lives of Charlemagne (Penguin Classics) by Einhard; Stammerer, Notker the and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

Librivox recording of The Life of Charlemagne by Einhard [Translated by Samuel Epes Turner] Read by LibriVox Volunteers 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. The military campaigns ; Diplomacy and administration ; The Carolingian renaissance --Einhard the Frank --The vita caroli of Einhard --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.


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Einhard's 'The Life of Charlemagne: Vita Karoli Magni' is one of the most famous pieces of literature on the early Middle Ages. It is both an epic and personal account of the legendary warrior king who was known as the Father of Europe, providing fascinating insight into his political success, battlefield strategy, foreign and domestic policies, friends, enemies and personal habits/5(57).

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 died in CE/5.

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/5(71).

I liked this book, it is very informative. It goes beyond just the life of Charlemagne, but gives a broader look at the world in which he dwells and show how it affected him and he affected it. The author wants to do The life of Charlemagne book a thorough job of setting the stage that 80 pages go by before Charlemagne is even born/5.

The Paperback of the Life of Charlemagne by Einhard at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. in meadows, grasslands, and prairies before the land was settled, plowed and cultivated.

This book presents 20 extraordinarily entertaining short-stories on life on a cattle-ranch when bunch grass grew /5(4). 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/5(5).

From translator and editor David Ganz’s general introduction to Two Lives of Charlemagne: “In May of the year the year-old emperor Otto III visited Aachen and opened the tomb of the emperor Charlemagne, taking one of his teeth, trimming his nails and replacing the tip of his nose, which had decayed, with gold.

Otto had adopted Charlemagne’s slogan of ‘renewal of the Roman empire’ on his /5. The Life of Charlemagne translated by A. 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. Charlemagne was a proud and devoted father who placed great importance on education, took care to make provisions for his heirs, and grieved deeply at the loss of three of his children.

Einhard described Charlemagne as an imposing figure, his features creating an appearance that was “masterful and dignified.”. First and foremost is Einhard's Life of Charlemagne, which can be found in many different editions in print and online. I'd recommend the cheap Penguin edition in Two Lives of Charlemagne, which is a solid translation and includes what is still a quality introduction to this text.

(McKitterick also opens up her book on Charlemagne with a good discussion of Einhard, who remains our most informative source. Charlemagne (c), also known as Karl and Charles the Great, was a medieval emperor who ruled much of Western Europe from to InCharlemagne. 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/5(70). Charlemagne’s Early Campaigns is the first book-length study of Charlemagne at war and its focus on the period makes clear that the topic, for his forty-six year reign, is immense.

The neglect of Charlemagne’s campaigns and the diplomacy that undergirded them has truncated our understanding of the creation of the Carolingian empire and the great success enjoyed by its leader, who ranks with.

The book Two Lives of Charlemagne contains two different biographies of Charlemagne, who ruled a large swathe of western Europe during the 8th and 9th century AD. The first version is titled ‘Life of Charles’ (original name Vita Caroli) and is written by Einhard.

The Life of Charlemagne comes complete with a Touch-or-Click Table of Content. Einhard 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."/5(6).

Charlemagne founded the Carolinian Dynasty in the late 8th century AD. He was king for 46 years and emperor for He dispelled the Saxons (although they would later return), ousted the Lombards from northern Italy (although Benevento rebelled), and solidified the pagan tribes that previously overthrew the crumbling Papacy.

Books About Charlemagne5/5. On the life of Charlemagne, also see online, The Monk of Saint Gall: The Life of Charlemagne Einhard wrote in imitation of the Roman biographer Suetonius (cafter CE), especially his Life of Augustus, which is also online.

Introduction. In addition to Einhard's Life of Charlemagne (also online), written circa in imitation of Suetonius, there is this other Life of Charlemagne (De Carolo Magno) written by the Monk of St. Gall (usually identified with Notker Balbulus, or "the Stammerer", d.

This highly anecdotal "life" was composed for Charles the Fat inand covers many subjects other than. Charlemagne (English: / ˈ ʃ ɑːr l ə m eɪ n, ˌ ʃ ɑːr l ə ˈ m eɪ n /; French: [ʃaʁləmaɲ]) or Charles the Great (2 April – 28 January ), numbered Charles I, was the King of the Franks fromthe King of the Lombards fromand the Emperor of the Romans from During the Early Middle Ages, he united the majority of western and central Europe.

Father: Pepin the Short. 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 /5(3). Einhard was a medieval scribe who wrote a short biography of Charlemagne, the "Father of Europe." Upon the death of his father, Pepin the Short, inCharlemagne became King of the Franks, and he proceeded to create one of the largest European empires since the collapse of Rome.Daily Life in the World of Charlemagne provides a comprehensive picture of the early Carolingian kingdom.

My interests lie primarily with the Merovingian kingdom. Despite this book's primary function of painting a picture of life during the Carolingian times, it also provides clues on life 4/5.Charlemagne [i.e. Charles the Great] is the most discussed political leader of the 8th and 9th centuries. He became rule of a vast empire in Western Europe, and from on held the title of Roman most extensive account of his life is by his friend and courtier, Einhard.