RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 78604 LA English T1 Two lives of Charlemagne, A1 Thorpe, Lewis G. M.,, Einhard,, Notker,, PB Penguin PP Harmondsworth YR 1969 SN 0140442138 9780140442137 AB "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.