Charlemagne - Einhard in his The Life of Charlemagne makes...

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Einhard, in his The Life of Charlemagne, makes clear the fundamental integration of politics and religion during the reign of his king. Throughout his life, Charles the Great endeavored to acquire and use religious power to his desired ends. Charlemagne restored the western Roman emperor. A rebellion occurred in Rome in 799, so Pope Leo III asked Charlemagne to help him out. Charlemagne came to Rome, and stopped the rebelling. Because of this, Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne emperor of the Romans on Christmas Day in 800. Throughout his rule, Charlemagne maintained a very good relationship with the popes and the Christian Church. Charlemagne achieved great successes in Rome by maintaining the order of the country. I believe Charlemagne became a true Roman by ruling the country and by giving it a new and better way of doing things. When Charlemagne became emperor, he brought in many new ideas. One thing that he did was give sections of land to his nobles. The nobles were then loyal to Charlemagne and would help him in the military when they were needed. The nobles also kept up the roads, bridges, and the land. Charlemagne also assigned nobles to be heads of parts of his empire. This would be like governors of each state in the United States of
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Tom during the Spring '08 term at Salisbury University.

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