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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 educate the court. Charlemagne also wanted to have a proper education for himself, as well as his family, in order to set a good example for his subjects; he and his family therefore took lessons from Alcuin. This revival of learning led to the Carolingian…

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    Charles “the Great” was the name he was called. He was Charlemagne Charles “the Great.” Charlemagne was not only the King of the Franks, he also declared himself the King of the Lombards, and he was crowned Emperor of the Romans. Charlemagne was a Frank. He was a german-speaking invader of Rome. His crowning was a way for the Pope to unite Christian, Germans and Romans traditions: “This crowning of the ‘German ruler’ as an emperor represents the merging of German christian and Roman traditions…

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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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    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 the great also known as Charlemagne, was known for his driven passion to make things right; he shaped literacy forever and we are now able to see that through his works. The Carolingian Renaissance did a lot of good things that has shaped the world today. Charles the Great inherited the Frankish Kingdom after his brother died in 771. His interest in seeing the church function effectively led him to encourage a basic educational system based in monasteries. This is what led to the…

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    Charlemagne, who was also known as Charles the Great was born around 742. He was referred to as the “Father of Europe” and the man who spurred the Carolingian Renaissance that united the Western Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire (Biography.com Editors). His father was Pepin the Short, who was the reigning King of the Franks. After the death of Charlemagne’s father, the Frankish kingdom was divided between Charlemagne and his younger brother Carloman. After the death of his…

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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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    In 732 AD, Charles Martel defeated the Muslim army at the Battle of Tours, (modern-day France). This victory over the Muslims helped maintain Christianity in Europe and stopped the Muslims from expanding any further (Doc C). It wasn't until 751 AD that the Merovingian Dynasty was replaced by the Carolingian empire. The immense expansion of the Franks started when Charlemagne took control of the dynasty in 768 AD. During Charlemagne's period of authority over the Franks, he was crowned “Holy…

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    contains four full page evangelist portraits. These images are richly illuminated with each page being written on purple dyed parchment in gold and silver ink. These elements are indicative of Roman Imperial culture, both in the attention to luxury and in colour scheme. It is in this way that the Imperial Coronation Gospels are symbolic through both surface appearance and historical significance created in part to bridge the gap between Christianity and Frankish rulership. A bible created in the…

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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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