The Life of Charlemagne
ISBN10: 0359839398 ISBN13: 9780359839391 Publisher: Lulu.Com Published: Aug 7 2019 Pages: 50 Language: English
Einhard's biography of the Carolingian Empire's founder The Life of Charlemagne (Vita Karoli Magni) is one of the most famous pieces of literature on the early Middle Ages. It is both an epic and personal account of the legendary warrior king who was known as the Father of Europe, providing a fascinating insight into his political success, battlefield strategy, foreign and domestic policies, friends, enemies, and personal habits. For scholars of military science, it is an essential bridge text linking the masterworks of ancient strategy like The Art of War and Commentarii de Bello Gallico with the future writings of Machiavelli, Clausewitz, et al.