Two Neglected Paladins of Charlemagne: Erich of Friuli and Gerold of Bavaria

  title={Two Neglected Paladins of Charlemagne: Erich of Friuli and Gerold of Bavaria},
  author={James Bruce Ross},
  pages={212 - 235}
  • J. Ross
  • Published 1 April 1945
  • History
  • Speculum
IN Einhard's discussion of the wars waged by Charles the Great, the death in battle of distinguished Frankish officials is twice recorded, once in connection with the war in Spain' and again a propos of the Avar war.2 The first notice, relating the loss of the Seneschal Eggihard, the Count of the Palace Anselm, and Roland, Duke of the March of Brittany, has been immortalized in the Chanson de Roland although the events it concerns were of relatively slight importance in the history of the… 
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Heu me, quam durum quam que triste nuntium illa sub die deflenda percrepuit....' (The same phrase 'tristem nuntium' is used in the Annales qui diountur Enhardi
    This passage though fuller is almost identical with that in the prose version, !Jeitonis Visio Wettini
      Hauser believes that the border disputes referred to in 790 (Annales q-ui dicuntur Einhardi, a. 790, p. 87) concerned this area. 2 Ibid
        Liber exhortationis, c. 5, Migne, PL, xcix, cols
          Sed et Heiricus, dux Foroiulensis, missis hominibus suis cum Wonomyro Sclavo in Pannonias, hringum ... spoliavit....' The revision of the annals does not mention Wonomir
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          See Ebert, ii, 90; Manitius, i
            Richard states in his article 'Aquilee,' Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de GWographie Ecclbsiastiques
              Hic vir in hac patria summa bonitate nitebat, Moribus egregius, verax, mansuetus, honestus
                No evidence can be found for the statement that Gerold was 'ein besonderer Liebling des Kaisers
                  The meaning of this title will be discussed in another article dealing with the organization and administration of the southeast. Gerold is also named as missus in a document of 791