P214-229 - P214-229a Carolingian Empire By 8th Century the...

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P214-229a Carolingian Empire By 8 th Century the Merovingian dynasty was losing control and Charles Martel became ruler of the territories Then his son Pepin assumed kingship by deposing the Merovingians and assuming the kingship of the Frankish state Pepin (751-768) becomes king with the O T practice ritual o Shows another example just like his father, of fusing the Christian practice with Germanic institution His son Charlemagne (768-814) expands the empire greatly coving much of western and central Europe o Set up nobles to govern the land o Proclaimed Emperor of Romans in 800 by Pope Leo III because he saved him from one of his rebellions and housed him during his escape Grants him much prestige among his Empire Charlemagne also had strong desire to revive learning in kingdom o Known as Carolingian Renaissance o Monasteries established scriptoria or writing centers Started “miniscule” writing because papyrus was expensive to
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