Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

An Annotated Bibliography of Printed and Online Primary Sources for the Middle Ages

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lived 770 - 840

Born in the eastern part of the Frankish Kingdom, Einhard exhibited great intellectual talent and was sent to the court of Charlemagne to continue his schooling under the masters gathered there including Alcuin of York. Einhard became a close associate to Charlemagne and continued as a trusted adviser to his son, Louis. He was placed in charge of various building projects and undertook several personal ones as well, particularly at Seligenstadt where he eventually died in 840; however, his greatest contribution was his Life of Charlemagne which provides an intimate portrait of the Frankish king in the style of Suetonius’ Lives of the Caesars.

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