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    formation. In regards to the nature and scope of Charlemagne’s empire, Einhard draws particular attention to the ways in which the Frankish Empire was the continuation and embodiment of old, Roman prestige. However, Einhard ultimately draws attention away from traditional associations of empire and imperialism, instead focusing on a very specific– and often overlooked–…

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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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    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…

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    Charlemagne's Reign

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    Charlemagne’s reign is a key piece of medieval history that shows how he founded the Holy Roman Empire and changed many key aspects in Medieval Europe such as cultural and political reforms. In the preface for Life of Charlemagne, written by his administrator and long-time friend Einhard, Einhard gives several reasons for writing this biography. The questions posed is what are the reasons for writing this detailed biography? What do they say about Einhard’s sense of himself, and the time he…

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    the perspective of another. It is typically written in 3rd person, different from an autobiography which is written by that particular person on their own lives, written in the 1st person. One such biography was Einhards, Life of Charlemagne, or Vita Karoli Magni . Its one of the most important secular examples of a Medieval biography and is one of the earliest examples written on a European King. Classical themes can be seen in this example as Einhard has used ancient Roman styles in his…

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    Einhard Propaganda

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    However, there are some biographers that will tell the truth regardless of how it makes them look. Einhard is an example of a biographer who put his biography above his reputation. who wrote it and when Once a scholar at the court of Charlemagne, Einhard wrote a biography entitled Vita Caroli Magni or Life of Charles The Great, in the…

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    Einhard starts out the biography of Charlemagne by discussing that it is important for him to write down Charlemagne’s feats. He talks about how it is important for these to be remembered because the deeds of Charlemagne. Einhard structures Life by discussing Charlemagne’s most important deeds first and then moving on to his personal life. I think this is all leading to the big purpose of Einhard’s Life. The whole purpose of the biography is to glorify Charlemagne beyond what he really was.…

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    Essay Question #2 Melanie A Morway October 6, 2016 The way that our text book describes Charlemagne and the way that the selection from Einhard describes Charlemagne are different in several ways, yet there are some similarities. Our text book describes him as a man that was instrumental in implementing the practices of a Feudal society in Europe. “Perhaps the most important ruler to codify and adopt these practice was Charlemagne, who dreamed not only of unifying Europe…

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    The Life of Charlemagne is an account of Charlemagne’s time as a Carolingian King by Einhard. Einhard, as with many people, felt that history needed to be written down and preserved or it would be lost and forgotten. The account as a whole is historically significant, but so are the chapters within it. Chapter Seven gives an account of Charlemagne’s war with Saxony. Chapter 28 gives an account of Charlemagne being crowned as Emperor and lastly, chapter 30 talks about Louis the Pious receiving…

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    Charlemagne greatly cared about the activities of the church because he was a follower of Christianity himself, as shown by Einhard and Notker, and faith guided him throughout his entire reign as emperor. He was able to spread Christian faith in his kingdom by acting as a protector of the church and by trying to implement an unified practice of Christianity in all parts of his kingdom. This mutually beneficial relationship, in which Christian faith is upheld by the Pope and enforced by…

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