Einhard. Royal Frankish Annals / Nithard. Histories in four books
Айнхард. Анали / Нитхард. История в четири книги
Category: Western European medieval authors
The book presents the works of two authors who complement each other in their narrative of the creation and destruction of Charlemagne's Empire. Einhard was part of Charlemagne's entourage and is better known as his biographer, having written The Life of the Emperor Charlemagne, while in the Annals he offers a broader view of the period. Nithard is a grandson of Charles and close to another of his grandsons, Charles the Bald. An active participant in the events of the division of the once-glorious empire between the contending heirs, he dutifully describes them for future generations in his Histories in four books.