4B-Charlemagne

4B-Charlemagne - Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire(www.tutino.wikispaces.com From last time The Roman Empire East and West(395 Eastern Roman

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From last time. . The Roman Empire: East and West (395) Eastern Roman Empire: ‘Roman’ and ‘Christian’ identities We saw the progressive destruction of the Western Roman Empire (476), and the progressive strengthening of the Christian Church Social and Political void filled by the Church
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The Barbarians and the Pope Remember the example of Gregory the Great and his letter to the Queen! A very important example of alliance between the Barbarians and the Papacy is the French one
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The Frankish Kingdom
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Pippin and the Merovingian Dynasty 751: The Pope backs him up Why did Pippin need the Pope? What did the Pope gain?
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Charlemagne: the most important of Pippin’s successors Harvard Memorial Hall,1888 Charlemagne as a symbol of sovereignty and political wisdom
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Why was Charlemagne so important? Let’s see from Einhard’s ‘Chronicle’(ca.830) Roman and Frank: a ‘merged’ allegiance Moderation: a Christian virtue What was he reading? What does that mean? What was his relationship with the Pope? The city of Rome and the Church of Saint Peter: the reference points of a HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (although this term started to be used later in the sources)
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Emperor: he was crowned by Pope Leo
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course HIST 4B taught by Professor Sonnino during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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4B-Charlemagne - Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire(www.tutino.wikispaces.com From last time The Roman Empire East and West(395 Eastern Roman

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