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    The Carolingian dynasty was a Frankish noble family which descended directly from the Merovingian dynasty which came before it. The Merovingian dynasty was founded by Childeric I, king of the Franks from 457-481 AD, who, thanks to his many military outings against the Visigoths, Saxons and Alemanni, managed to establish a foot hold of territory for the dynasty that his son, Clovis I, would create a few years later. It wasn’t until Childeric and his wife, Basina, Queen of Thuringia’s son, Clovis I, succeeded his father in the year 481 at the young age of 15 that the Merovingian dynasty managed to unite the other Frankish tribes under the rule of one king. Clovis managed to extend the power of the Merovingian’s in the year 496 by defeating Syagrius,…

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    Charlemagne brought in scholars from all across his empire and even beyond it. This is what historians refer to as the Carolingian renaissance, and was fueled by Charlemagne’s perception of having received a divinely ordained mission. As a result of the sheer extant of resources that Charlemagne used to back this mission, there was a significant increase in the circulation and standardization of basic Christian literature. Additionally, advances in bookbinding and handwriting; the letters we…

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    The Carolingian Empire was established by Charlemagne in 800 and would lead to a several generation split into several Carolingian kingdoms. Charlemagne and the kingdoms of his grandsons Louis the German, Charles the Bald and Lothar represent the rise and fall of a would be empire. Each of these kingdoms had their strengths and weaknesses that would ultimately influence the further progression of Europe. The Carolingian kingdoms were responsible for the unifications of the Anglo-Saxon people…

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    of Germanic people, the Franks, under one empire and saw an opportunity to grow and flourish (Doc A). The Franks, and its leaders, all brought their knowledge and abilities to medieval Europe. Each ruler of the Germanic group contributed by helping the dynasty grow and spread its influences around Europe. The Franks aided in the development of the appearance of medieval Europe,…

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    Maxime Dowla Major Sousa World History Honors CP1 November 16, 2014 The Carolingian Empire The beginning of the Carolingian Empire is marked by the coronation of Charles the Great, also known as Charlemagne, by Pope Leo III in A. D. 800. The time when Charlemagne and his successors ruled the Frankish kingdom is considered the Carolingian Empire. The Carolingian empire may not have lasted long, nor have created any technological advances, but it played a great role in the conservation of…

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    know how read prayer books, recite mass and lean doctrine. Charlemagne recognized the poor educational state of the Frankish people and took it upon himself to implement educational reforms. Firstly, Charlemagne summoned prominent scholars throughout Europe. Among those who accepted the king’s invitation were Peter of Pisa, Paul the Deacon, Theodulf of Orleans, Joseph from Ireland and Alcuin. These highly intelligent scholars formed an unofficial “Palace Academy” whose primary objective was to…

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    ones that came before them. “They just wrote one long string of letters all the way across the page, and when they got to a random point stopped, and started again on the next line” (Sparks). For example, thisishowtheromans would write in their works. Difficult to understand and nearly impossible to read. Almost all writing was done in uppercase letters so there was a difficult time deciding where the sentence would end and begin. And as for punctuation, if there were no spaces for spaces then…

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    Charles Martel was born on August 23, 686 AD, Herstal, Belgium. He was a merciless warlike ruler who went by as Charles the Hammer. He got his nickname from his victory at Poitiers in 732. Charles was Mayor of the Palace of the kingdom of the Franks. Some facts about him: He rewarded his followers, but crushed his opponents. He gifted his followers by providing land from defeated opponents and from the church. He was considered a generous donator to monasteries, but he greatly doubted bishops…

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    In 771 it is stated that Charlemagne’s brother became ill and passed away, and Charlemagne was “unanimously elected,” (p.27) which says to me that he had found favor among those who had elected him. I believe that he was a good leader at the time of his existence, considering times were much different. He was relentless and pushed tirelessly forward until he was satisfied; such as the battle he fought with King Desiderius in which Charlemagne “exhausted the King, and forced him to surrender at…

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    Carloman received a larger and richer portion. Under these circumstances relations between the brothers turned sour. But Carloman died unexpectedly in 771, leaving Charlemagne the sole ruler of the entire kingdom (Charlemagne biography). Charlemagne attempted to create unity and harmony within his vast realm and to support laws and promote learning that would achieve his goals of the empire (Charlemagne biography). He ruled over the Franks. He was a good leader. Though he never quite got the…

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