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    The Life of Charlemagne is an in depth description of the life works of Charlemagne as told by Einhard, one of his former servants of the court. It is thought to have been written around 825-826 CE. It becomes clear to the reader that Einhard is writing this to praise his former master. He even states that, “Perhaps it will be possible to avoid angering with a new book those who criticize the old masterpieces composed by the most learned and eloquent of men” (136). Einhard makes it known from the beginning he plans to disprove the “haters” of Charlemagne by telling an account of all the wonderful things he did in his life. He plans to properly honor the memory of his master by telling an account of his life. Einhard uses examples from many…

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    warlike spirit was personified through his sword, the Durendal, which holds great significance in Catholicism because it holds relics of saints and other prized artifacts. As it was the ultimate symbol of power and authority, Roland felt grave responsibility to protect it and keep it from the hands of the Spanish Muslims. Accordingly, Durendal and Ronald jointly exemplified the values of Charlemagne’s feudal society. In a like manner, the sword was an extension of the warrior that carried out…

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    With the rise of the Roman empire and the fading of the empire to evolve into a different type of monarchy. The beginning of this era is known as the Medieval era and the early middle ages. The Social part of the era incorporate the raise of monasteries, and the rise of the Charlemagne. Charlemagne’s was an early version of Feudalism, an empire that Charles King of the Franks saw as an opportunity to grow as himself to be the successor of the great Roman emperors. This period of time is known as…

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    The character trait of perseverance was traditionally a required value in medieval societies. The inclusion of this trait is thus included in many classic literary sources, including The Life of Charlemagne and Beowulf. Both of these works are important primary sources that give modern historians a view into the lives of two very different, but equally important characters. The Life of Charlemagne, written by Einhard most likely in 826 – 827, gives a biographical account of the notorious…

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    Charlemagne Qualities

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    Potentially most obvious are the actions and traits of Charlemagne himself, The obvious and possibly most important factor was Charlemagne himself. Many historians praise Charlemagne’s ability as being bordering on the supernatural, and argue that his personal qualities were vital in the military conquests of his reign, both in terms of the effectiveness of his administration and his organizational ability.[3] Oman even goes as far as stating that the ‘strong domineering spirit of the great…

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    INTRODUCTION Many historians argue Charlemagne was the greatest uniting force of Europe since the Roman Empire under the “Five Good Emperors” (Machiavelli Ch. 10)1. My primary intent of this essay is to examine the rule of Charlemagne and why he is often acknowledged as the “Father of Europe”. With this goal in mind, I have studied the works of Rosamond McKitterick, Roger Collins, Alessandro Barbero, and Heinrich Fichtenau. Through these authors and historians I have gained insight into…

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    Charlemagne The Great I think that Charlemagne deserves to be called great because of the following reasons. First of all, Charlemagne helped children learn things that some of the adults didn't even know such as reading and writing. Secondly, Charlemagne was equal to all genders and that's saying something because back then because girls were discriminated. Being equal by judging was difficult because if you were to have friends or family you would always have wanted them to be treated…

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    Was Charlemagne a Good or Bad King? In a creative poem named, “The Song of Roland” written between 1000 and 1300 A.D., it is portrayed that Charles the Great was a king that sees that honor in battle is worth more than right judgement and wisdom. This portrayal will be compared with a biography by Einhard called “Life of Charlemagne” written in 835 A.D. This document was written on request of Louis the Pious, who asked for the life story of Charlemagne to be documented. Louis was…

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    Charlemagne Achievements

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    Charlemagne, known as Charles the Great or King of the Franks, was a strong leader who united Western Europe through his military power. His major goals or achievements were the Carolingian Empire, Saxons War, and establishing centralized imperial rule. I consider that Charlemagne is a good leader and will go down in history. The first of Charlemagne’s accomplishments was the Carolingian Empire. Charles the Great ruled after his father Charles Martel. Charlemagne built a court and capital at…

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    In addition to Charlemagne’s oration skills, Einhard also conveys how Charlemagne established what’s known as the Carolingian Renaissance– a rebirth of Roman patronage and affinity towards learning and literacy in the Frankish Empire. Having received scholarly guidance from a number of wise mentors, Charlemagne first manifests his devotion to education in his children, who he believed “should be educated, first in the liberal arts, which he himself had studied.” From his children onward,…

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