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    Emperor of the West, was born at Salzburg, in Bavaria about 742, and jointly with his brother Karloman, succeeded his father, Pepin-le-Bref, in 768. In 768. Karloman died in 771, and Charles became sole sovereign. By his wars against the Saxons, the Lombards, and the Saracens of Spain, he increased his empire until he was until he was master of the best part of Europe. “Charlemagne was throughout his reign the champion of Christianity. He never rested until the Saxons were not only subjected…

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    Written circa 826, Einhard’s Life of Charlemagne provides historians with rare insight into Emperor Charlemagne’s inner circle and intimate details of his life. Intended to commemorate Charlemagne’s character and achievements, Einhard’s document also delves into the nature of Charlemagne’s empire, examining which political strategies helped or hindered the Frankish Empire’s formation. In regards to the nature and scope of Charlemagne’s empire, Einhard draws particular attention to the ways in…

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    The Song of Roland, the classic story of Charlemagne’s most heroic vassal and warrior, is a tale that perfectly demonstrates the feudal values and military prowess of the people of the day. Feudal society depended on the principles Roland believed in. The warlike spirit was personified through his sword, the Durendal, which holds great significance in Catholicism because it holds relics of saints and other prized artifacts. As it was the ultimate symbol of power and authority, Roland felt grave…

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    In 1681, King Louis XIV of France wrote a letter to the King of Tonkin requesting permission for Christian missionaries to be allowed to convert the people in Vietnam. King Louis did not only want to trade with the Vietnamese, but he also felt that the people should be allow to be taught about the one true God of the Christian religion. He argues that if the King of Tonkin knew of the truths that Christianity taught that he would be the first of his subjects to convert. Louis also mentions the…

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    life which made him very unique, and he has imprinted on us an idea, that you can be the first one to accomplish the almost impossible. When Charlemagne's father died, in October 768, Charlemagne and his brother, Carloman, became the kings of the franks. Charlemagne…

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    After the fall of the Roman Empire in the late 5th century, the eastern Byzantine Empire flourished while the western regions disintegrated into fragmented kingdoms without any unifying authority. Europe was in the midst of its Dark Ages when Charlemagne was born in 742 AD. This time was marked by frequent warfare; therefore there were few cultural achievements during this time. Charlemagne became ruler of one kingdom in Germany in 768 AD, immediately setting out to expand his territory. Through…

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    During the French Revolution, France realized they had a very weak military. Through strategic, economic, and political changes, France took action and became one of the most dominant military powers in all of Europe. In the text underneath I am going to describe and analyze the seven presented documents and how they support one another. When France undertook these ideas, they quickly understood that the key to a strong military were the roots behind it. In France the size of their army grew…

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    Charlemagne is often claimed as the greatest ruler in Europe before Napoleon. In her study, Rosamond McKitterick re-examines Charlemagne the ruler and his reputation. She analyses the narrative representations of Charlemagne produced after his death, and thereafter focuses on the evidence from Charlemagne's lifetime concerning the creation of the Carolingian dynasty and the growth of the kingdom, the court and the royal household, communications and identities in the Frankish realm in the…

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    Charlemagne as “Emperor and Augustus” Throughout the eighth and ninth centuries, Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, greatly expanded the Frankish kingdom into what came to be regarded as the Carolingian Empire. During his reign, Charlemagne successfully led many wars of conquest that had been started by his predecessors and in doing so, regained the wealth that had been lost during the Merovingian Dynasty. In addition, as a devout Christian, Charlemagne was aided by his alliance with…

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    Before Charlemagne, education was not much encouraged. It was sparse in the Kingdom of the Franks, the kingdom in which Charlemagne would rule. The reduced education caused the kingdom to progress slowly. Charlemagne would eventually rule during the medieval times, a time of progression and improvements. The unique government of the kingdom allowed a king to rule. He could decide to make any change he wanted to, so Charlemagne used that ability to progress his kingdom. On April 2,0742 A.D.,…

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