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Two lives of Charlemagne,

Author: Lewis G M Thorpe; Einhard; Notker, Balbulus
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1969.
Series: Penguin classics, L213.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These two LIVES provide a fascinating contrast. Einhard, who spent twenty-three years in Charlemagne's service, chose to approach his Vita Caroli as a public history and, in beautifully expressed language, recounts Charlemagne's personal life and his achievements in warfare, learning, art, building, and in the skilful administration of the state. Notker the monk's De Carolo Magno is a collection of anecdotes rather  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Thorpe, Lewis G.M., 1913-
Two lives of Charlemagne.
Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1969
(OCoLC)556937570
Named Person: Charlemagne, Emperor; Charlemagne, Emperor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis G M Thorpe; Einhard; Notker, Balbulus
ISBN: 0140442138 9780140442137
OCLC Number: 78604
Notes: Translation of Einhard's Vita Karoli Magni imperatoris and of Notker's Gesta Karoli Magni as published in 1867 in v. 4 of Bibliotheca rerum germanicarum.
Description: [8], 227 pages table, map 18 cm.
Contents: 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.

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"These two LIVES provide a fascinating contrast. Einhard, who spent twenty-three years in Charlemagne's service, chose to approach his Vita Caroli as a public history and, in beautifully expressed language, recounts Charlemagne's personal life and his achievements in warfare, learning, art, building, and in the skilful administration of the state. Notker the monk's De Carolo Magno is a collection of anecdotes rather than a presentation of historical facts, and his main delight seems to stem from the ingenious ways in which Charlemagne subdued proud o corrupt bishops and other men of power. In these stories, which merge into fiction. Charlemagne is already half-way to becoming the legendary figure of the epics in the later Middle Ages."--BOOK COVER.

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