Analysis Of Two Lives Of Charlemagne

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Two lives of Charlemagne is a book that has the writings of two people that wrote about the life of Charlemagne. The first person was a man named Einhard who wrote a biography of Charlemagne’s life. The second was Notker the Stammerer who wrote about the deeds of Charlemagne. The writings from Einhard and Notker combine to make the book Two lives of Charlemagne. The text will focus on six ideals from the text. One ideal is Charlemagne’s personality, character, appearance. The second ideal is Charlemagne as an intellectual and supporter of learning, knowledge, science and the arts. The third ideal is Charlemagne as good Christian and protector of the church. The fourth is Charlemagne as a reformer and lawgiver. The fifth ideal is Charlemagne …show more content…
Charlemagne had an appearance that stood out. This due to the fact that he was tall and had a face was very symmetrical. His voice was very strong and commanded any place he was. However, his voice was not as strong as you would expect based on his look. Charles was loved by many because he was most known for his generosity and the fact that he treated everyone fairly. He was very religious and extremely patient person. He distrusted doctors and did not rely on them even when he was close to his death.
Charlemagne as an intellectual and supporter of learning, knowledge, science and the arts. Charlemagne was well-spoken and could express what he wanted. He learned different languages such as Latin and Greek. He had tutors so he could learn about science, math and astrology. He used this intellect to win territories without having to go to
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Charlemagne's brought the best and brightest minds of his time, to adorn his court and please the king's wishes. In addition to this they were brought there to help him create a system to governing his big empire. He knew the necessity of communication in writing as well as speaking and this caused him to have his assistants be literate in reading and writing and his officers had to be able to read his orders and laws to carry out his commands. Since he had a large empire the writing and copying of writings took large amounts of time. This lead to the Carolingian minuscule being invented and put to use. Charlemagne as a successful ruler and administrator. He treated his subjects very well and knew when people needed to be punished, when to forgive them, and when to reward them for their actions. He traveled throughout his kingdom in order to exert his power and to help with any issues that may have come about. As a ruler he helped to spread Christianity throughout the kingdom. He made the laws for everyday people clearer and enacted new

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