Einhard (c. 770-840)
“I do not doubt that there are many people, devoted to contemplation and learning, who think that the circumstances of the present age should not be so neglected that almost everything that happens now – not worthy of any memory – should be condemned to silence and oblivion.”

  • From the introduction of Einhard’s Life of Charlemagne, translated in Two Lives of Charlemagne, respectively by Einhard and Notker the Stammer, translated by David Ganz. New York: Penguin Classics, 2008.

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