Synopses & Reviews
Einhard offers a factual account of CharlemagneÆs personal life and his achievements in warfare, learning, art, and statesmanship, while NotkerÆs anecdotal approach presents Charlemagne as a near-legendary figure.
Two revealingly different accounts of the life of the most important figure of the Roman Empire
Charlemage ?known as the father of Europe?was one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers. The biographies brought together here provide a rich and varied portrait of the king from two perspectives: that of Einhard, a close friend and adviser, and of Notker, a monastic scholar and musician writing fifty years after Charlemagne's death.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -202) and index.
Table of Contents
The life of Charlemagne, by Einhard.--Charlemagne, by Notker the stammerer.