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Chapter 8 - What were the major cultural and intellectual...

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What were the major cultural and intellectual achievements blah blah blah ch 9? Chapter 8 Europeans and Environment Sparsely populated Heavily forested landscape Farming Less than 10 percent of land cultivated Low crop yields Climate Improving weather after 700 Constant threat of natural disaster The World of the Carolingians Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire (768-814) Charlemagne was grandson of Charles Martel Virtual ruler of Marovingian dynasty Son was Pepin Pepin (751-768) deposed last Merovingian Ruled for about 17 years Charlemagne from Carolus Magnus Name was Carl aka Charles the Great aka Charlemagne
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Fierce warrior and good statesman Decisive Intelligent Curious about surrounding world Very firm on decisions Expansion of the Carolingian Empire Defeated Saxon people who lived between the North Sea and the Elb River Conquered Britain and Northwestern France Took control of Northeastern Spain Controlled much of Northern Italy including land previously governed by the Lombards
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