Flashcards in CHARLEMAGNE Deck (12)
Charlemagne was Frankish king between
Charlemagne expanded territory into
'Father of Europe'
Who wrote life of Charlemagne
deeply involved in politics
he was there= authority
why was life of Charlemagne written
to educate Charlemagne's grandson on how to be king= stylised version of reality
was the work meant to be anonymous?
who was Reinhard married to
Emma, 10-30 years younger
When was Charlemagne crowned?
Christmas Day 800
points in life of charlemagne
won wars (feared, shows up and wins), enemies who plotted against him were killed (hunchback kid), good foreign relations, married 3 times, family man, liked foreigners, good looks & health, ate but didn't drink lots, charitable, renamed months, will incomplete
Reinhard's writing is the work of a courtier trying to flatter a patron