Two Lives of Charlemagne

Two Lives of Charlemagne
Author: Einhard,Notker the Stammerer
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN: 0141394102
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Lives of Charlemagne Book Excerpt:

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 800AD. By contrast, Notker's account, written some decades after Charlemagne's death, is a collection of anecdotes rather than a presentation of historical facts.

Two Lives of Charlemagne

Two Lives of Charlemagne
Author: Einhard,Notker the Stammerer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1969-07-30
ISBN: 9780140442137
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Lives of Charlemagne Book Excerpt:

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.

Einhard and Notker The Stammerer

Einhard and Notker The Stammerer
Author: Lewis Thorpe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Family History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Einhard and Notker The Stammerer Book Excerpt:

Two Lives of Charlemagne The Biography History and Legend of King Charlemagne Ruler of the Frankish Empire

Two Lives of Charlemagne  The Biography  History and Legend of King Charlemagne  Ruler of the Frankish Empire
Author: Einhard,Monk of St Gall,Arthur James Grant
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2018-07-12
ISBN: 9781387942077
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Lives of Charlemagne The Biography History and Legend of King Charlemagne Ruler of the Frankish Empire Book Excerpt:

This splendid edition contains both ancient biographies of Charles the Great by Einhard and the Monk of St. Gall, edited, translated and introduced by Arthur James Grant. Charlemagne is often termed the father of modern Europe, in that he implemented the earliest foundations of Germany, France, Holland and Belgium. Demonstrating great talents in both war and peace, Charles the Great was able to unite much of Europe to an extent unseen since the time of the Roman Empire. Although Charlemagne only reigned for fourteen years, his actions while on the Frankish throne were of far-ranging consequence. His wars against the Saxons, his expedition into Muslim Spain, and his strengthening of relations with the Papacy of Rome helped solidify Christianity within the European continent. Although his reign was violent, it ushered in civilization to Europe via unification of its peoples.

Charlemagne and Louis the Pious

Charlemagne and Louis the Pious
Author: Thomas F. X. Noble
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 0271048328
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charlemagne and Louis the Pious Book Excerpt:

"Translations of ninth-century lives of the emperors Charlemagne (by Einhard and Notker) and his son Louis the Pious (by Ermoldus, Thegan, and the Astronomer). Presented chronologically and contextually, with commentary"--Provided by publisher.

Two Lives of Charlemagne

Two Lives of Charlemagne
Author: Lewis Thorpe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Lives of Charlemagne Book Excerpt:

The life of Charlemagne by Einhard. Charlemagne by Notker the stammerer.

Two Lives of Charlemagne By Einhard and Notker the Stammerer Translated with an Introduction by Lewis Thorpe

Two Lives of Charlemagne    By  Einhard and Notker the Stammerer   Translated with an Introduction by Lewis Thorpe
Author: Abbot of Seligenstadt EGINHARDUS,Lewis Guy Melville THORPE
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Charlemagne s Courtier

Charlemagne s Courtier
Author: Paul Edward Dutton
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1998-02-01
ISBN: 1442608501
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charlemagne s Courtier Book Excerpt:

Among the readings included are several existing letters by Emma (Einhard's wife), The Life of Charlemagne, and The History of His Relics. The latter work transports us into an almost unknown world as Einhard, the cool rationalist, arranges for a relic salesman, a veritable bone seller, to acquire saints’ relics from Italy for installation into his new church. The reader is taken on an intrigue-filled trip to Rome, where Einhard's men creep into churches at night to steal bones and then spirit them away to Einhard in the north. The relics are received in town after town as if they were the living saints come to cure the infirm. Einhard's descriptions of the sick, the lame, and the blind of northern Europe vividly expose us to a side of medieval life too rarely encountered in other medieval sources.

Mapping Lives

Mapping Lives
Author: Peter France,William St Clair
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2004-09-23
ISBN: 9780197263181
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Lives Book Excerpt:

These essays on the problems and functions of biography - particularly those of writers, thinkers and artists - investigate a subject of enduring importance for those interested in culture.

Early Lives of Charlemagne

Early Lives of Charlemagne
Author: Einhard,Notker the Stammerer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2018-07-02
ISBN: 9781722191931
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Charlemagne s Defeat in the Pyrenees

Charlemagne   s Defeat in the Pyrenees
Author: Xabier Irujo
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN: 9048553296
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charlemagne s Defeat in the Pyrenees Book Excerpt:

The Battle of Rencesvals is the one of the most dramatic historical event of the entire eighth century, not only in Vasconia but in Western Europe. This monograph examines the battle as more than a single military encounter, but instead as part of a complex military and political conquest that began after the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 and culminated with the creation of the Kingdom of Pamplona in 824. The battle had major (and largely underappreciated) consequences for the internal structure of the Carolingian Empire. It also enjoyed a remarkable legacy as the topic of one of the oldest European epic poems, La Chanson de Roland. The events that took place in the Pyrenean pass of Rencesvals (Errozabal) on 15 August 778 defined the development of the Carolingian world, and lie at the heart of the early medieval contribution to the later medieval period.

The Filioque

The Filioque
Author: A. Edward Siecienski
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-05-12
ISBN: 0199707308
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Filioque Book Excerpt:

Among the issues that have divided Eastern and Western Christians throughout the centuries, few have had as long and interesting a history as the question of the filioque. Christians everywhere confess their faith in the ancient words of the Nicene Creed. But rather than serve as a source of unity, the Creed has been one of the chief sources of division, as East and West profess their faith in the Trinitarian God using different language. In the Orthodox East, the faithful profess their belief in "the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father." In the West, however, they say they believe in the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father "and the Son"-in Latin "filioque." For over a millennium Christendom's greatest minds have addressed and debated the question (sometimes in rather polemical terms) in the belief that the theological issues at stake were central to an orthodox understanding of the trinitarian God. To most modern people, this may seem like a trivial matter, and indeed most ordinary Christians would be hard pressed to explain the doctrine behind this phrase. In the history of Christianity, however, these words have played an immense role, and the story behind them deserves to be told. For to tell the story of the filioque is to tell of the rise and fall of empires, of crusades launched and repelled, of holy men willing to die for the faith, and of worldly men willing to use it for their own political ends. It is, perhaps, one of the most interesting stories in all of Christendom, filled with characters and events that would make even the best dramatists envious. The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy is the first complete English language history of the filioque written in over a century. Beginning with the biblical texts and ending with recent agreements on the place and meaning of the filioque, this book traces the history of the doctrine and the controversy that has surrounded it. From the Greek and Latin fathers, the ninth-century debates, the Councils of Lyons and Ferrara-Florence, to the twentieth- and twenty-first century-theologians and dialogues that have come closer than ever to solving this thorny problem, Edward Siecienski explores the strange and fascinating history behind one of the greatest ecumenical rifts in Christendom.

Charlemagne

Charlemagne
Author: Roger Collins
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1998-09-28
ISBN: 1349269247
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charlemagne Book Excerpt:

Charlemagne remains one of the most compelling figures in European history. In this lively, vivid portrait of an extraordinary monarch and his achievements, Roger Collins profiles the most powerful and significant ruler in Western Europe between the end of the Roman Empire and the Italian Renaissance. While his achievements were in some ways ephemeral (after all, his great Empire soon broke up), he can still clearly be seen as the figure who transformed the nature of Europe and ushered in a period which has an explicit and comprehensible connection with our own. The reign of Charlemagne (768-814) saw the unification under his rule of many areas of France, Italy, Germany, Spain and central Europe as part of his attempt to create a single European-wide state. He revived the office of emperor in the West and his achievements inspired a succession of both military conquerors and would-be unifiers of Europe up to the present day, earning him the name, 'Father of Europe'.

Addressing Women in Early Medieval Religious Texts

Addressing Women in Early Medieval Religious Texts
Author: Kathryn Maude
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2021-06-18
ISBN: 1843845962
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addressing Women in Early Medieval Religious Texts Book Excerpt:

An investigation into texts specifically addressed to women sheds new light on female literary cultures.

From Constantine to Charlemagne

From Constantine to Charlemagne
Author: Neil Christie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351935569
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Constantine to Charlemagne Book Excerpt:

This book offers an overview of the archaeological and structural evidence for one of the most vital periods of Italian history, spanning the late Roman and early medieval periods. The chronological scope covers the adoption of Christianity and the emergence of Rome as the seat of Western Christendom, the break-up of the Roman west in the face of internal decay and the settlement of non-Romans and Germanic groups, the impact of Germanic and Byzantine rule on Italy until the rise of Charlemagne and of a Papal State in the later eighth century. Presenting a detailed review and analysis of recent discoveries by archaeologists, historians, art historians, numismatists and architectural historians, Neil Christie identifies the changes brought about by the Church in town and country, the level of change within Italy under Rome before and after occupation by Ostrogoths, Byzantines and Lombards, and reviews wider changes in urbanism, rural exploitation and defence. The emphasis is on human settlement on its varied levels - town, country, fort, refuge - and the assessment of how these evolved and the changes that impacted on them. Too long neglected as a 'Dark Age', this book helps to further illuminate this fascinating and dynamic period of European history.

Charlemagne s Tablecloth

Charlemagne s Tablecloth
Author: Nichola Fletcher
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN: 1466864400
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charlemagne s Tablecloth Book Excerpt:

Feasts, banquets, and grand dinners have always played a vital role in our lives. They oil the wheels of diplomacy, smooth the paths of the ambitious, and spread joy at family celebrations. They lift the spirits, involve all our senses and, at times, transport us to other fantastical worlds. Some feasts have given rise to hilarious misunderstandings, at others competitive elements take over. Some are purely for pleasure, some connect uncomfortably with death, but all are interesting. Nichola Fletcher has written a captivating history of feasts and entertaining throughout the ages that includes the dramatic failures along with the dazzling successes. From a humble meal of potatoes provided by an angel, to the extravagance of the high medieval and Renaissance tables groaning with red deer and wild boar, to the exquisite refinement of the Japanese tea ceremony, Charlemagne's Tablecloth covers them all. In her gustatory exploration of history's great feasting tables, Fletcher also answers more than a few riddles, such as "Why did Charlemagne use an asbestos tablecloth at his feasts?" and "Where did the current craze for the elegant Japanese Kaiseki meal begin?" Fletcher answers these questions and many more while inviting readers to a feasting table that extends all the way from Charlemagne's castle to her own millennium feast in Scotland. This is an eclectic collection of food and feasts from the flamboyant to the eccentric, the delicious to the disgusting, and sometimes just the touchingly ordinary. For anyone who has ever sat down at a banquet dining table and wondered, "Why?" Nichola Fletcher provides the delicious answer in a book that is a feast all its own.

Charlemagne s Practice of Empire

Charlemagne s Practice of Empire
Author: Jennifer R. Davis
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2015-08-20
ISBN: 1107076994
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charlemagne s Practice of Empire Book Excerpt:

A new interpretation of Charlemagne, examining how the Frankish king and his men learned to govern the first European empire.

The Medieval Charlemagne Legend

The Medieval Charlemagne Legend
Author: Susan E. Farrier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 666
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN: 0429537395
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medieval Charlemagne Legend Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 1993, The Medieval Charlemagne Legend is a selective bibliography for the literary scholar, of historical and literary material relating to Charlemagne. The book provides a chronological listing of sources on the legend and man is split into three distinct sections, covering the history of Charlemagne, the literature of Charlemagne and the medieval biography and chronicle of Charlemagne.

Medieval Hagiography

Medieval Hagiography
Author: Thomas F. Head
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 892
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780415937535
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Hagiography Book Excerpt:

Saints. Book jacket.

Soldiers of Christ

Soldiers of Christ
Author: Thomas F. X. Noble,Thomas Head
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN: 0271043350
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soldiers of Christ Book Excerpt: