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74 pages; Fine condition. No creases. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! Charlemagne or Charles the Great who is counted as Charles I in the conventional lists of Kings of France was one of the truly imposing figures of history. Einhard was born in the ancient Frankish homeland in the valley of the River Main about 775. He was brought up in the monastery of Fulda, and when his education was completed, the Abbot convinced King Charles to make him a member of his court. He wrote this biography, first published in 830 A. D. , and gives life to the Charlemagne of bards and scholars, and a direct view of the most brilliant reign of the Dark Ages... Includes map of the time Europe According to Einhard and Genealogical Table of The Family of Charles and Hildegard. Trade Paperback.