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Two Lives of Charlemagne
by Einhard and Notker the Stammerer and David Ganz


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140455052
  • ISBN-10: 0140455051
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: September 2008
  • Page Count: 131
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.76 x 5.14 x 0.41 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical - General
Books > History > Europe - Medieval

 
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