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The Life of Charlemagne by Einhard

The Life of Charlemagne

by Einhard

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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 lies in revealing how his inner circle viewed him. I found the map of "Europe According to Einhard" fascinating. ( )
  thornton37814 | Jan 24, 2019 |
Einhard was part of Charlemagne's retinue, and wrote this brief account of the great king's career as an obligation to history. No earth shattering revelations, modern histories have far richer continent, but also have the benefit of historical perspective. I will say this is a lot more readable than Asser's sycophantic description of the life of Alfred the Great. ( )
  JeffV | Feb 23, 2009 |
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EinhardAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bergh, BirgerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Firchow, Evelyn ScherabonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thorpe, Lewis G. M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A vivid life of Charlemagne, written ca A.D. 830 by a member of his court

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