Join us to discuss the life of Charlemagne, the Holy Roman emperor and “father of Europe.” One biography we’ll look at is by Einhard, who joined the royal court in 791 to serve as an epic poet, mathematician and architect. His work is believed to be the most accurate portrayal of Charlemagne and the finest biography of its time. This edition also contains the highly anecdotal "life" of Charlemagne, penned by the Monk of Saint Gall, whose accuracy is scorned but whose witty tales keep popping up in modern biographies. Lynn Harris will lead the discussion.
Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: $5 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, students free (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond
Notes: In association with Humanities West
Humanities West Book Discussion: Two Lives of Charlemagne, by Einhard and the Monk of St. Gall
Wed, Feb 4 2015 - 5:30pm