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History Week 12

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History Week 12 History 241

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Robert Bast
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Date Created: 08/20/16
World History 241 11.3.2015 Unit 6 Lecture 3 The Barbarian Migrations (4th-6th c.) The Conversion of Clovis (496 CE) **Clovis: Brings all Franks into political unit First Frank King to convert to Christianity Causes all Franks to convert to “Catholic” christianity After conversion, Romans backed Clovis Meorginian Empire Give land and titles to warlords Causes power to move away from King towards nobles/warlords Mayordomo: does business with local landlords Spread of Islam (7th-8th CE) Try to invade Meorginian empire Battle of Tours, 732: Charles Martel successfully fights off Islamic troops and drive them back to Spain Charles gathers army, Meorginian King is cut off Charlemagne A. Rise to Power Previous King Pipen died, making Charlemagne King B. Conquest to Expansion 2 Agendas: making empire bigger and spread christianity Fight wars and make conquered people convert Named sword “Joyeuse" Fought several wars C. Political Administration Tried to impose state sanctioned reforms on church that focus on conversion and education Established coinage with his face Church and State in the Carolingian Empire A. Carolingian intervention in the papal Coronation of Charlemagne on Christmas Day, 800 CE Pope crowned him leader The Bloody Verdict of Verden Killed 4500 non-christian Saxans Intellectuals in the Carolingian World A. The Carolingian Renevatio Carolingian miniscule Handwritten manuscripts and alphabets Produced book of Gospels (Godescalc Evangelistary) Poetry and court culture Hrabanus Maurus: painted poetry in latin in background of art Theological innovation and debate Continued changing and advancing Christian traditions (art) Succession Crisis: Louis the Pious and the Treaty of Verdun (843 CE) A. Frankish Inheritance Law Split inheritance among natural sons Carolingian son Louis the Pious rules empire after father’s death B. Louis the Pious and the Division of the Empire Splits empire and sons fight civil war 2 sons vs. 2 sons C. Civil War and the Treaty of Verdun (843 CE) After the battle, brothers get together to partition the empire into 3 parts Empire ended up dissipating


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