The Feudal Society (High Point University, Spring, 2009)

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Louis the Pious and the Feudal Society Louis the Pious and the Treaty of Verdun Charlemagne’s son Louis the Pious (reigned 814-840 CE) was also crowned emperor and he took his role as protector of the Catholic Church. He was called ‘Pious’ due his close alliance with the Church and his puritanical policies. Thus, Louis imposed the rule of Saint Benedict on all the monasteries of his empire. In addition, he standardized the practices of his notaries and continued to use Missi to administer justice. Louis had three sons with Ermengard: Lothar (d. 855), Pepin (d. 838), and Louis ‘the German’ (d. 876). In 823, Louis had a fourth son (with Judith of Bavaria), Charles , later called ‘the Bald’ (d. 877). To avoid the fragmentation of his empire, Louis the Pious decided to make his firstborn son, Lothar, as the sole imperial heir. His other sons were made kings but under imperial rule. Thus, Pepin became king of Aquitaine and Louis ‘the German’, king of Bavaria. Judith (mother of Charles ‘the Bald’) instigated Pepin and Louis ‘the German’ against Lothar. Finally, when she persuaded his husband to divide the empire
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2009 for the course HST 101 taught by Professor Honores during the Spring '09 term at High Point.

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