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Charles Martel

he converted many people he conquered. The final reason is that he should be remembered as a good leader is that he united much of Europe. Europe hadn’t been united since the fall of the Roman Empire. He added land to Pepin the Short, Charles Martel, and Charles the Bald’s kingdoms and his empire covered much of western and central Europe. Later in his rule, he was also crowned as a Roman Emperor, which gave him more power and authority to rule such a vast empire. And it was all this land and conquests...

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Describe The Time Period Between The Fall Of Roman Empire And The Beginning Of The Middle Ages?

of the Renaissance Medieval: related to the Middle Ages 2. Identify: Clovis, Merovingians, Charles Martel, Pepin the Short, Charlemagne, Louis the Pious, Magyars, Vikings Clovis: a military leader, who became king of one of the Frankish tribes Merovingians: successors of Clovis, including Clovis himself Charles Martel: successor of Pepin as the mayor of the palace Pepin the Short: the son of Charles Martel, and the ‘king by the grace of God’ Charlemagne: the son of Pepin the Short, known as one of...

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Charlemagne Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, was the king of the Franks from 742-814 A.D. In Aachen, 724 A.D., Charles was born to Peppin the Short. Before Charlemagne's time, Charles Martel and Peppin the Short had been working hard at trying to conquer, unify, and Christianize Europe. Charles Martel was the start of it, and he passed on his vision and beliefs to his son Peppin. Peppin later passed it on to his two sons Charles and Carloman. When Peppin died, it was his wish...

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Ch.17 and 20

continental Europe. As a result the center of gravity in Western Europe shifted from Italy to the northern lands of France, Germany, and the Low Countries. 3. Describe Charlemagne, and the reasons for his greatness. Charlemagne also known as Charles the Great was the King of the Franks from 768, the King of Italy from 774 and the first Roman Emperor in Western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier. Charlemagne's empire united most of Western Europe for...

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Midieval Technology and Social Change

their military forces. Originally consisting of primarily foot soldiers, the Franks changed to a heavy emphasis on cavalry. While White agrees with Brunner's theory for the most part, he has his own twist on it. Rather than Brunner's theory that Charles Martel developed a large cavalry force as a shield against the Muslims, White suggests that the real cause is the invention of the stirrup. The introduction of the stirrup to the existing cavalry technology resulted in a great increase in effectiveness...

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counts took localized power for themselves, and Palace deputies usurped much of the power of the consistently young-dying Merovingian kings. One mayor, Pepin II, subdued his counterparts in other Merovingian lands and united the realms. His son Charles Martel, in addition to defeating the Muslims at Tours (732), extended family control further to the East. His son Pepin III dethroned the last Merovingian with church support, then was invited into Italy to curtail Lombard harassment of the Papacy. Given...

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Einhard: the Life of Charlemange

the Palatine Chapel, in Germany when a great historical document was unearthed. The document was a narrative written by the Barbarian, Einhard; a fostered son as well as loving and loyal subject to King of the Franks, Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great. This piece of history was Einhards endowment to the legacy of his great king. It was once quoted by the Roman Orator, Cicero, “It is an outrageous abuse both of time and literature for a man to commit his thoughts to writing without having...

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Charlemagne Essay

Charlemagne Charles the Great Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, was born in 742 to Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon. The oldest of four children, Charlemagne rose to great power and significance. He rebuilt the crumbling society of Medieval Europe by introducing numerous social, political and cultural reforms in what we now call the Carolingian Renaissance. He became the King of the Franks, and gained the title of Holy Roman Emperor. Through many military campaigns, he unified northern...

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How Do You Perceive the Historical Transformation from the Collapse of Rome to the Dawn of the Middle Ages

as “Charles the Great”. This honorable name was bestowed upon him because he was the first king to re-establish order to this unruly empire. Charles united the Frankish empire, encouraged commerce, and brought religion back to the masses. Through Charles’ charisma, knowledge, determination, and loyalty to his people he achieved what no other ruler could have done during this time period and was honored as one of histories most glorified emperors. Charles was born in 742 AD. During Charles’ childhood...

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Question of: How did Charlemagne build and Govern his Empire? (covers all aspects)

names they still bear today. Therefore, this application of his to good rule and study, complemented by his extraordinary personal energy, made for a great ruler. Charlemagne inherited the feudal system from his ancestors, first Clovis and then Charles Martel. It was built on a system of vassalages and allegiances, in exchange for land. The Emperor would give land to his vassals, in exchange for their services as warriors. They each had to have a certain complement of warriors ready at all times for...

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