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Unformatted text preview: For example: Pepin the Short’s coup of 754 • Signals Power change from the Merovingian to the Carolingians Pope Adrian appeals to C., 770s C. looked after the interest of the church – worked to convert pagans, provided protection for the papacy, gave gifts to monasteries, policed ecclesiastical behavior On a trip to Rome in 800, c. was crowned “Emperor of the Romans” By Pope Leo III C. baptizes Saxons C. v. Arabs/Devils o Roman Aachen Cathedral Vaguely Roman Empire (Carolingian Empire) Administrative efficiency (PPT) C. led a “renaissance” of learning • Alcuin of York Letters recover (in a way) • Capitularies (laws/decrees) (PPT) Conscious imitator of Roman emperors o Barbarian Huge Guy (Big presents) – 6’ 4” Great Warrior, always fighting his enemies Brutal when necessary (Saxons)...
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- c., Baghdad… PPT Scheherazade, PPT Charles Martel