Charlemagne Research Paper

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Charlemagne was the King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans from 800 until his death in 814. He expanded his kingdom to an empire, uniting most of west Europe. The Carolingian Renaissance is associated with his reign, a time when art and culture was revived through the Catholic Church, which encouraged a common European identity.
Chapter 1 who is Charlemagne?
He is the King of Franks; he was the greatest ruler in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. Charlemagne means Charles the great; he was named after his grandfather Charles Martel. He succeeded to expand his kingdom to an empire. He was named Charles I in the regional list of Germany
He was from a German blood, the eldest Child of Pepin, and
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The pope called him for help so Charles went to Rome abd passed the winter there, he was ignorant of the pope intent and did not want any coronation.
Einhard said about this trip: “He at first had such an aversion that he declared that he would not have set foot in the day that they were conferred although it was a great feast day, if he could have foreseen the design of the pope.” Charlemagne was given the title of emperor, but this imperium did not survive a lot in 1936 it passed to the lands of the Saxons and the Holy Roman Empire would remain a German institution until it’s end. He ruled all of the Christian provinces except the British isles that had once been part of the roman empire. He was known as the Church Protector. His major achievement is the VITA CAROLI MAGNI, the first medieval biography , it was written by Einhard. In this biography his physical description as the legend of the middle
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So he established a new standard the “ livre carolinienne“ which was worth 20 sous or 240 deniers. Lending of money for interest was prohibited and then allowed when Charlemagne introduced the “ capitulary for the jews”. He had interest of microeconomics such as he had price control on certain goods, also interest in Accounting as he insisted that income and expenses had to be recorded. He also succeeded to apply these systems in all of Europe. And after his death the use of the “ livre carolinienne” was minimized and then disappeared for the use of the high quality English coin until about the year

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