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History Europe Lecture 6: The Carolingians: consolidation and rebirth

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History Europe Lecture 6: The Carolingians: consolidation and rebirth History 171

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Europe, 400-1400
Andrew Miller

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In these notes, we will examine the rise of the Carolingians, Charlemagne's conquests + kingship, Carolingians + papacy, concept of “holy roman empire”, and the Carolingians renaissance.
Europe, 400-1400
Andrew Miller
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Date Created: 10/13/15
Lecture 6 92915 The carolingians consolidation and rebirth We will examine rise of carolingians charlemagne39s conquests kingship carolingians papacy concept of holy roman empire carolingians renaissance Merovingian Kingdoms I Neustria Australia burgundy aristocratic factions mayors of palace 99l Merovingian Court I Itinerant I wealth land spoils gift economy I household servants aka maior domus I Local strongman bishops I rule local regions I pay tribute Merovingian Kingdoms I partible inheritance germanic munificence ring giver Diminished holdings Carolingian Takeover I By 700 Merovingian I impoverished I fighting amongst themselves I do nothing kings Australia Mayors of Palace Carolingian family I Post hereditary I create vast sociopolitical networks Carolingians I Exploit political alliances waristocratic families monasteries I Monasteries Romanized centralized Benedict Rule Alliance wl papacy I vital networks I supersede localized fragmented ties of merovingians Pepin of Herstal 687714 Mavor of Palace in Austria I Takes over neustria I controls 2 palaces I extends power over burgundy Carolingian on rise I merovingian kings in name only Charles The Hammer Martel r 714741 I Talented military chieftain I Battle of Tours 732 I Victory Spoils munificence I prestige power I luck land power passed down intact 1 son Charles son Pepin asks Pope Zachariah Should a powerless ruler have the title to king I should the merovingians really be king meaning I should be king Pepin the Short r 741768 I FrancoPapal alliance Reform of Frankish Church I Pepin supports missionaries pope I political religious consolidation of western Europe What s in it for Carolingians I Legitimizes usurpers I Solidifies network of aristocrats monasteries I Conversions exbansion of empire What s in it for the papacy Papacy gets protection from the Iombards Pepin the shorts donation of pippin 756 CE Pepping designates Iombard territory for papal governance Charlemagne Holy Roman Empire r 768814 I Warrior King First Stop Lombards I Defeated by 774 Next stop Campaign against aIAndalus in Spain in 778 I Battle of Roncesvalles 780s 90 s War against Saxons I Forced conversions I Brutal campaign I Executes 4000 in 1 day War Carolingians I means conversion I means expansion Expansion is key I Gift giving economy I Munificence loyalty Significance of Imperial Coronation I Christmas day 800 I Rome looks west I Insult to Byzantium Marriage between France Papacy I Pope claims to be EmperorMaker I HRE continuing importance of Rome s legacy 900 CE HarunalRashid I Muslim Caliph Baghdad I sends a diplomatic gift to Charlemagne An Elephant Carolingian Administration Kingship I organized as countries administrative units ruled by comites duces I Bound by Personal oath to Charlemagne I paid with land titles Carolingian Administration Kingship I capitularies laws issued by Charlemagne I missi dominici I capital at Aachen but largely itinerant I It ain t Rome Carolingian Renaissance Education Reform I Seven LiberalArts I Cathedral Schools Carolingian Renaissance I Preservation of classical christian cultural tradition I Manuscript copies I correcting scribal errors vulgate Carolingian Book of Gospels I Matthew I Emphasis on writing I Ink horn pen I Artistic themes interest in classical models like Byzantines


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