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Unformatted text preview: By 990, the political map of France, Germany, and England were quite different. In France, the county structure reflecting Roman-era civitates became more prominent during the Carolingian decline of the Viking period. Counts became more independent, and expanded their territories. One clan had its start when Charles the Bald appointed Robert the Strong as missus in the Loire to hold off the Vikings. In the next thirty years, his family expanded to include the counties of Angers, Tours, Blois, Orleans, and most importantly, Paris. In the same years French feudal lords asserted elective rights to kingship. Rather than a Carolingian, in 887, they chose Odo (r. 888- 898), the marquis of Neustria and son of Robert, as king. For the next 100 years, Carolingian claimants and Robert's dynasty, the Capetians, fought over the crown, allowing freedom to feudal...
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08