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Charlemagne and the rise of medieval culture Mhyanna Every
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Charlemagne as Ruler and Diplomat Charles the Great (known as Charlemagne to history) 742?-814 Crowned emperor of Roman Empire in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Christmas Day 800 by Pope Leo III An able administrator of lands brought under his subjugation. Modified and adapted classic Roman administrative machinery to fit needs of kingdom. Maintained several vassal dependents at his court who acted as counselors
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Charlemagne (continued) Learned Greek well enough to understand the envoys speaking their native tongue Fought the Muslims of the Cordoba caliphate on the Franco-Spanish borders The battle of Roncesvalles (778) was the historical basis for the later epic poem The Song of Roland Sent an embassy to the caliph to beg
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Scholars and Teachers Alcuin of York Trained in English intellectual tradition of the Venerable Bede (died 735) The most prominent intellectual of his day A monk who had welded together the study
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