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  • Role In The Education Of The People
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    Charlemagne's Appreciation of Learning 1. Why was Charlemagne so anxious to raise the educational standards of both the clergy and laity of his empire 2. Why has Charlemagne been regarded as one of the greatest kings of the Early Middle Ages Charlemagne or also called Charles the Great king of the Franks 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 brings about religious, polit...
  • 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...
  • 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 by: Javier V lez Charlemagne was an ambitious king, aggressive and cruel, but was really good when having to deal with expansion and organization. His greed made him conquer many regions and build a large empire made up of 250 counties. Charlemagne was determined to strengthen his realm and to bring order to Europe through organization and dedication. Charlemagne had an immense ability to organize and administrate. Because of his aggressiveness, Charlemagne converted many of his conq...
  • Charlemagne The New Roman Emperor
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    Charlemagne I think that one of the most important people in the medieval time was Charlemagne. He was the son of a man named Pepin the Short, like his father before him became king of the Franks. After his father died, Charlemagne took over ruling the Franks. Charlemagne did many important things for his people and his kingdom. One of his greatest accomplishments was nearly doubling the borders of his kingdom. His kingdom then included Germany, France, northern Spain, and most of Italy. This ma...
  • 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...
  • Charlemagne's Political Authority
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    Charlemagne There was relatively little commerce in Western Europe. Roads, bridges, and the infrastructure generally were 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, manufacturing was carried on only to the extent that was needed to supply local needs. In the little kingdoms or principalities, the lands over which a King ruled were regarded as no different from other propert...
  • 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 ...
  • Start Of Charlemagne's Troubles
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    And although his body was not pierced by the sword, the trial of many sufferings, the perilous combats in which he engaged, his daily willingness to die for the conversion of the infidel, have made of him a martyr. - Frederick Barbarossa The Medieval Age is thought of as a dark time, where everything tended to be bleak and dismal, however there was light all through this period, and many institutions we have today were created and formed during this time. Out of this great time, we get great lea...
  • Charlemagne's Son
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    Introduction Throughout history, there have been many good and bad rulers, from the bravery of Alexander the Great, to the madness of George. None, however, helped shape European feudalism like Charlemagne, King of the Franks, First of the Holy Roman Emperors. His advancements in government were not his only advancements though. He created an educational system for his people. While far behind the public and private educational systems of today, in the 8th and 9th century, it was a start. He als...
  • 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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