After these uprisings had been thus quelled, war was declared against the Slavs who are commonly known among us as Wilzi, but properly, that is to say in their own tongue, are called Welatabians. The secular and proto-scientific writings of Lucretius would have likely been spurious and the great fortunes of their copying not directly intentional. Einhard paid more attention to Charlemagne's clothes and stuff apparently, he wore a blue cloak. The most intersting of all to me was this: He was so careful of the training of his sons and daugters that he never took his meals without them when he was at home, and never made a journey without them; his sons would ride at his side, and his daughters follow him, while a number of his bodyguard. I did audio and it was not too bad, but some of the words were not clear to me so I may have lost a little in aural translation. No permission is granted for commercial use.
Still, I just like reading historical primary sources, and I enjoyed this one. For some years, ostensibly under King the father of King Charles, Childeric, Pepin, shared the duties inherited from his father and grandfather most amicably with his brother, Carloman. It is supposed that the cruelty of Queen Fastrada was the primary cause of these plots, and they were both due to Charles' apparent acquiescence in his wife's cruel conduct, and deviation from the usual kindness and gentleness of his disposition. Friction between the Franks and the Saxons had led to tensions culminating in an all-out war lasting over thirty years. Notker is something else entirely. He promoted education and encouraged the Carolingian Renaissance, a period of renewed emphasis on scholarship and culture. Those for the years between 796 and 820 may date back to Einhard.
Both these works were written in Latin and were translated to English and other European languages only in recent centuries. Looking for a bedtime book, I found this little thing tucked away amongst the biographies in the hallway--just the right length for the purpose. As it happens, it is the primary source for the life of Charles the Great, putative first king of France. This book is not long at all, it only takes a couple of hours to read, but the reader certainly learns a lot. Neither is a biography in the strict sense, but both are interesting to read for a sense of the times. It's like an encyclopedia entry, and all the more remarkable that we have something like it from someone who knew the man. He provided it with a great number of sacred vessels of gold and silver and with such a quantity of clerical robes that not even the doorkeepers who fill the humblest office in the church were obliged to wear their everyday clothes when in the exercise of their duties.
Also, um, Charlemagne beat the Huns? Peter the Apostle at Rome, with the other gifts destined therefor; that the round one, adorned with a delineation of the city of Rome, shall be given to the Episcopal Church at Ravenna; that the third, which far surpasses the other two in weight and in beauty of workmanship, and is made in three circles, showing the plan of the whole universe, drawn with skill and delicacy, shall go, together with the golden table, fourthly above mentioned, to increase that lot which is to be devoted to his heirs and to alms. Probably is, the more I think of it. On retrouve au début la description fameuse des « rois fainéants », les derniers des Mérovingiens qui se feront écarter du Ce livre est une édition critique bilingue très récente de la « Vie de Charlemagne », écrite en latin par Eginhard, un érudit franc ayant vécu à la fin du huitième et au début du neuvième siècle. Enjoy, and when you see a stop sign, think of Charlemagne. Pope Leo had been mutilated by the Roman people who tore out his eyes and cut out his tongue, and he had called upon the King for help. He did have the model of the ancient Greeks and he didn't quite hit their standard, but different times call for different measures.
Einhard and his wife were originally buried in one sarcophagus in the choir of the church in Seligenstadt, but in 1810 the sarcophagus was presented by the Grand Duke of Hesse to the count of Erbach, who claims descent from Einhard as the husband of Imma, the reputed daughter of Charlemagne. But he could not abstain from food for long, and often complained that fasts injured his health. Accordingly, when the ambassadors sent by Charles to visit the most holy sepulcher and place of resurrection of our Lord and Savior presented themselves before him with gifts, and made known their master's wishes, he not only granted what was asked, but gave possession of that holy and blessed spot. It contains the history of a very great and distinguished man; but there is nothing in it to wonder at besides his deeds, except the fact that I, who am a barbarian, and very little versed in the Roman language, seem to suppose myself capable of writing gracefully and respectably in Latin, and to carry my presumption so far as to disdain the sentiment that Cicero is said in the first book of the Tusculan Disputations to have expressed when speaking of the Latin authors. In short, he is the kind of man a humble Christian monk would admire.
Here is what I found on Wikipedia. Carloman's sudden death in 771 under unexplained circumstances left Charlemagne as the undisputed ruler of the Frankish Kingdom. Pepin left one son, named Bernard, and five daughters, Adelaide, Atula, Guntrada, Berthaid and Theoderada. In fine, he vanquished and made tributary all the wild and barbarous tribes dwelling in Germany between the Rhine and the Vistula, the Ocean and the Danube, all of which speak very much the same language, but differ widely from one another in customs and dress. The year that he died it was remarked by some, a few months before his decease, that the letters of the word Princeps were so effaced as to be no longer decipherable. And he also appears to have been the first to record what really happened at Roncevaux, but his account is frustratingly brief.
Charles himself, in the wars described, first added Aquitane and Gascony and the whole range of the Pyrenees as far as the River Ebro, which has its source in Navarre and flows through the most fertile plains of Spain and joins the Balearic Sea beneath the walls of the city of Tortosa; next he added all of Italy which stretches for more than a thousand miles from Aosta to lower Calabria, which is the border between the Beneventans and the Greeks; then Saxony, which is no small part of Germany and is thought to be twice as wide as the land occupied by the Franks but similar to it in length; then he added both provinces of Pannonia and Dacia beyond the further bank of the Danube, and also Istria, Liburnia and Dalmatia save for its maritime cities, which he allowed the emperor of Constantinople to keep, because of the friendship and the pact between them. Parent Looking for a bedtime book, I found this little thing tucked away amongst the biographies in the hallway--just the right length for the purpose. When they returned, he dispatched his ambassadors with them, and sent magnificent gifts, besides stuffs, perfumes, and other rich products of the Eastern lands. You shut your mouth, Voltaire. The first little bit is about the different wars This is just a short little history of Charlemagne written by a man who was actually there and knew him, which is why I picked it up in the first place. Einhard was a monk in the service of Charlemagne in the latter part of his life, later Einhard married and was made an Abbot - in those days even monastic celibacy was not a huge priority in the Catholic Church, he wrot I would hesitate to describe either of these two lives as great literature, but both are very interesting, political, biographies of Charlemagne, first Holy Roman Emperor, warlord over much of western and central Europe at the end of the eighth century and beginning of the ninth.
The story of a man who did change history, both through his battles and through his conservation and advancement of learning. Moreover, since the Northmen continually overran and laid waste the Gallic and German coasts, he caused watch and ward to be kept in all the harbors, and at the mouths of rivers large enough to admit the entrance of vessels, to prevent the enemy from disembarking; and in the South, in Narbonensis and Septimania, and along the whole coast of Italy as far as Rome, he took the same precautions against the Moors, who had recently begun their piratical practices. The one map is pitifully insufficient, but fortunately the internet is now sufficiently mature to cover the gap. He provided it with a great number of sacred vessels of gold and silver and with such a quantity of clerical robes that not even the doorkeepers who fill the humblest office in the church were obliged to wear their everyday clothes when in the exercise of their duties. At the request of Charlemagne's son and successor Louis the Pious, he wrote a biography of Charlemagne, the Vita Karoli Magni or Life of Charlemagne c. But for his program of encouraging monasticism in Europe, much of the classical heritage would have been lost. La troisième République saura en faire une icône en le représentant comme reconnaissant la supériorité du mérite sur la naissance.