1. A) Explain how Europe even today is largely the result of Charlemagne’s efforts, according to the author; B) What role did Christianity play in the process of forming Europe?
Charlemagne made many contributes to the current Rome. He inspired many of the rulers after him, but Otto I was the most successful of them all. He concord most of the land back that Charles had. His land was soon known as the Holy Roman Empire. The Holy Roman Empire was an important political entity in the Middle Ages. Charles built a palace in Aachen, where he died and was buried. This location was the coronation for emperors up till the sixteenth century. He developed monastic schools. These schools preserved the traditional way of learning. Charles created
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His brother, Carloman, got the central and eastern part of Francia. This made it so Charles did not have an easy way to contact Rome. He was even more upset at his brother when he would not help him with the Aquitania campaign. The anger just kept building between the brothers when they became fathers. Charlemagne had planned to name his child Pepin, but Carloman’s child was born first so he took the name. This seems kind of crazy to get mad about, but during that time names where important and people believed that they carried special powers in the family. Charles took any chance that he could to get back at his brother. He joined with Bavaria and Lombardy. Because of this Carloman was restricted. The question now is who would be the first to turn on the other? Sooner or later the brother would enter a battle to see who was stronger. It turns out neither turned on the other because Pepin died in 771. This made Charlemagne sol ruler, but he should not have been because Pepin had a son. His son was too young at the time to take over.
3. Relate the quote from Shakespeare about the milk of the male tiger to Charlemagne’s methods of conquering and ruling the Saxons. Charles was just like his father. He was cold, determined, ruthless, and violent, but that is what made him a great leader. He was fearless. The worse problem that the Franks had were the Saxons. The Saxon and Franks were always in a border war because the increase of