The Life of Charlemagne

NOTKER THE STAMMERER (840 - 912), translated by Arthur James GRANT (1862 - 1948)

Notker's work consists of anecdotes relating chiefly to the Emperor Charlemagne and his family. It was written for Charles the Fat, great-grandson of Charlemagne, who visited Saint Gall in 883. Traditionally, it has been scorned by traditional historians, who refer to the Monk as one who "took pleasure in amusing anecdotes and witty tales, but who was ill-informed about the true march of historical events". However, several of the Monk's tales, such as that of the nine rings of the Avar stronghold, have been used in modern biographies of Charlemagne. (Summary abstracted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Book 1, Part 1 R. S. Steinberg
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Play 02 Book 1, Part 2 R. S. Steinberg
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Play 03 Book 1, Part 3 R. S. Steinberg
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Play 04 Book 1, Part 4 R. S. Steinberg
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Play 05 Book 2, Part 1 R. S. Steinberg
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Play 06 Book 2, Part 2 R. S. Steinberg
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Play 07 Book 2, Part 3 R. S. Steinberg
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Play 08 Book 2, Part 4 R. S. Steinberg
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Play 09 Book 2, Part 5 Nicholas James Bridgewater
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