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  • Version Of Charlemagne's Life
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    Trent Shell History H 206 Janine Peterson September 20, 2004 After reading two versions of "The Life of Charlemagne", one written by a person who lived with Charlemagne, and one who didn't, it is evident that Charlemagne is portrayed in a negative way by the author, the Monk of St. Gall, and in a positive way by Einhard. Einhard was very close to Charlemagne. He lived at the same time and with Charlemagne himself. His version of "The Life of Charlemagne" was writing right after his death. The Mo...
  • Reforms Of Pepin And Charlemagne
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    Charlemagne History 101 - Fast Forward Fall 1996 PREPARED BY: SUBMITTED: September 30, 1996 Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, King of the Franks (742-814), was a strong leader who unified Western Europe through military power and the blessing of the Church. His belief in the need for education among the Frankish people was to bring about religious, political, and educational reforms that would change the history of Europe. Charlemagne was born in 742 at Aachen, the son of Pepin (or Pippin) the ...
  • 800 A.D. Charlemagne
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    Charlemagne Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, became the undisputed ruler of Western Europe, "By the sword and the cross". (Compton's 346) As Western Europe was deteriorating Charlemagne was crowned the privilege of being joint king of the Franks in 768 A.D. People of Western Europe, excluding the church followers, had all but forgotten the great gifts of education and arts that they had possessed at one time. Charlemagne solidly defeated barbarians and kings in identical fashion dur...
  • Charlemagne's Palace School At Aachen
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    Charlemagne By: A. Dodge Maple / McBride HOUR- 1114 12-09-99 By the Cross and the Sword: Charlemagne's Impact on the West. "He who ordains the fate of kingdoms in the march of the centuries, the all-powerful Disposer of events, having destroyed one extraordinary image, that of the Romans, which had, it was true, feet of iron, or even feet of clay, then raised up, among the Franks, the golden head of a second image, equally remarkable, in the person of the illustrious Charlemagne. Not ker the Sta...
  • Audience Of The Song Of Roland
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    THE SONG OF ROLAND: SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Charles the Great invaded Spain in the year 778. He had been invited in by the governor of the strategic city of Zaragoza, who had promised to turn the city over to him. He entered through a pass in the western Pyrenees Mountains and marched through the lands of the Basques, a people who had managed to maintain their freedom from Muslim domination and who were not too pleased with the Franks entering their land without even asking permission. Charl...
  • Saxons Charlemagne
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    The Conquests, Coronation, and Rule of Charlemagne Jamie L. Wood Western Civilization Paper #2 Tuesday, November 10, 1998 Charlemagne one of the most ambitious, aggressive, and noble kings of medieval times. He ruled the Franks from 768 to 814 and became Emperor of the Romans from 800-814. During his tenure as Emperor of the Romans Charlemagne created an empire that would be the envy and model for many ambitious monarchs to follow. The coronation of Charlemagne as emperor goes beyond the conflic...
  • Charlemagne's Own Realm
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    12/99 Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross "By the sword and the cross", Charlemagne became master of Western Europe. It was falling into decay when Charlemagne became joint king of the Franks in 768. Except in the monasteries, people had all but forgotten education and the arts. Boldly Charlemagne conquered barbarians and kings alike. By restoring the roots of learning and order, he preserved many political rights and revived culture. Charlemagne's grandfather was Charles Martel, the warrior...
  • Long As Charlemagne And His Mighty Army
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    Charlemagne The King We know a good deal about Charlemagne because we have two biographies of him written by men who were close to him. The more important of these is by Einhard. He describes Charlemagne as being moderately tall, around six feet tall and powerfully built with a thick neck and deep chest. He had the red hair and blue eyes of his tribe and was possessed of both strength and stamina. He was average of the Franks in his love for hunting and for feasting, but Einhard notes that his k...
  • Charlemagne Of Einhard
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    Franklin S. Gibbs Prof. History of Western Civilization November 25, 2000 Charlemagne The two lives of Charlemagne as told by Einhard and Notker the Stammerer are very different accounts of the life of the great Emperor. Einhard gives us a historical overview of the life of Charlemagne who lived from 742 to 814 A.D. Charlemagne was also known as Charles the Great and the King of the Franks. Charles was one of four children born to Pepin the Short, A Mayor of the Palace of the Carolingian Empire....
  • Alliance Between The Lombards And Charlemagne
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    Charlemagne was a Frankish king and Roman emperor who lead his armies to victory over many other people and countries. He established rule of western and central Europe and became the most influential king of the Middle Ages. He was also the descendent of the great Pepin the Short and the grandson of Charles Martel. Charlemagne not only was a great king but great kings ran in his family line. Charlemangne's father, Pepin, dethroned the last of the Merovingian Kings and assumed the royal title fo...
  • Charlemagne
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    Charlemagne was born on April 2,742, and grew up, illiterate, in a place unknown today. Although Charlemagne was illiterate he did speak old Teutonic, Latin, German, French, Spanish, and understood Greek. Charlemagne is best know as 'Charles the Great'. Charlemagne was 29 when Carlo man II, his father, died. Charles then became sole king of France. Two years later he received an appeal for aid against the Lombard Desiderius from Pope Hadrian II. Charles left for was after he received the appeal....
  • Charlemagne's Imperial Coronation
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    History Essay " The Age of Charlemagne: Power and Religion in the early Medieval West'Who planned Charlemagne's imperial coronation and why?' The imperial coronation of Charlemagne has been a source of dispute between scholars of this era for a period of time, perhaps due to the fact that the sources available are often biased and the historical information, often vague. Historians have argued that perhaps it had been Charlemagne himself who instigated the coronation possibly as a means to conso...
  • 800 Charlemagne
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    Charlemagne, arguably the greatest leader Europe has ever seen. He was born in 742 in Northern Europe and died in 814. Charlemagne conquered much of Western Europe and united it under a great empire. His father, Pepin or Pippin, was elected king of the Frankish Empire when Charlemagne was a child. The king was nicknamed Pepin the Short, while his wife, Charlemagne's mother Bert rada, was nicknamed Bertha of the Big Foot. The Frankish Empire was split in half among Charlemagne and his brother Car...
  • Charlemagne's Empire
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    I INTRODUCTION Charlemagne was the king of the Franks and emperor of the Romans from 800-814. During his reign Charlemagne built a kingdom that included almost all of western and central Europe and he started Carolingian Renaissance. His empire had two main territories, East and west Francia that is now the major parts of two important European entities. West Francia is modern-day France, and East Francia became first the Holy Roman Empire and then the modern state of Germany. II BACKGROUND AND ...
  • Very Eventful Year For Europe And Charlemagne
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    The year 800 was a very eventful year for Europe and Charlemagne. It was a turning point in the lives of many people, and a jumping off point as well, for the events of this year were the beginning of a change for the better. It all started when the Pope Leo had to call Charlemagne for help on November 24th, 800 because the Romans had poked out his eyes and ripped out his tongue, obviously rendering him incapable of doing a lot of necessary tasks. This was the main event which started a variety ...
  • Charlemagne's Political Authority
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    There was relatively little commerce in Western Europe. Roads, bridges, and the infrastructure were generally non-existent. Furthermore, the countryside was unsafe for travel due to a lack of organized law enforcement. Small villages had to take care of themselves; therefore, goods were manufactured to supply local needs only. Among the Franks, all sons were entitled to a share. Therefore, when a King died, each son became a King over his own little kingdom. This created many small political uni...

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