Arth 167_Rulers' Images_Nees Jr._Date__032310_

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Charlemagne, King of the Franks (and Emperor of the Romans) Look at a virtual walking tour: Al-Haram Al-Sharif Name is really Carl. Charlemagne is the French name he was given b/c conventional form of Charles the Great—made an immense impression on contemporaries (reined for almost 50 years) - 1165 becomes a saint; “holy” Roman Emperor - Very well known/influential, Charlemagne prize is awarded to whoever makes greatest contribution to European unity and peace in honor of him Aachen, Rome, Jerusalem - Everyone wanted to “claim” him - Evidence he cared for the Basilica of Saint Peters in Rome more than any other church but not sufficient evidence that he favored Rome more so than the other places - He is in real communication with Caliph of Jerusalem—gets an elephant from Caliph o Really cared about Jerusalem - Also was fond of Aachen Germigny-des-Pres - Has a mosaic in the apse above the altar - Only one made whose central subject is suppose to represent the Arch of the Covenant o Embodied power/presence of god- “Holy of Hollies” Map - Haram= Arabic version of Aaron (brother of Moses) The Frankish Kingdom - Green is what inherited from father, more or less doubles that - Sake, bitterest/longest part of military campaign (25 yrs), were not Christians and need to become Christians so Charlemagne was “saving souls” Bronze equestrian statue
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