RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 226280161 LA Translated from the Latin. T1 Two lives of Charlemagne A1 Einhard,, Notker,, Ganz, David., PB Penguin PP London; New York YR 2008 SN 9780140455052 0140455051 AB "Einhard's Life of Charlemagne is an absorbing chronicle of one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers, written by a close friend and adviser. In elegant prose it describes Charlemagne's personal life, details his achievements in reviving learning and the arts, recounts his military successes, and depicts one of the defining moments in European history: Charlemagne's coronation as emperor in Rome on Christmas Day 800. By contrast, Notker's account, written some decades after Charlemagne's death, is a collection of anecdotes rather than a presentation of historical facts. In these stories, which merge into fiction, Charlemagne is already half way to becoming the legendary figure of later medieval epics."--Publisher's description.