From%20Charlemagne%27s%20Renaissance%20to%20the%20Vikings%20REVISED

From%20Charlemagne%27s%20Renaissance%20to%20the%20Vikings%20REVISED

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H ISTORY 140/141 * F ALL 2007 C AROL S YMES Thursday, 18 October 2007 From Charlemagne’s Renaissance to the Viking Invasions K EY Q UESTIONS T O B E A DDRESSED IN L ECTURE AND WHICH YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER 1. What made Byzantium, Islam, and Western Christendom, “Rome’s three heirs”(Coffin & Stacey, Chapter Seven)? What were the legacies of Rome’s empire to each of these “heirs”? 2. How did a Frankish chieftain, Charlemagne, create a new type of empire in the West? How did Charlemagne come to power, and how did he maintain his authority? 3. What was the “Carolingian Renaissance”? What were its long-term effects? 4. How did the Viking invasions impact Europe? What were their long-term effects? S OME E VENTS R ELEVANT TO T HIS L ECTURE c. 734 Charles Martel (“the Hammer”), “mayor of the palace” and steward of the Frankish king, defeats a Muslim army at the Battle of Tours 751 Pepin, son, of Charles Martel, wins papal approval for the deposition of Childeric III,
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