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Charlemagne and the early middle ages

Charlemagne and the early Middle ages

Week Eight


P etros rock

petros = rock

Peter

petrify

Petra


G eo terra earth land

geo/terra = earth/land

terra cotta

terrier

geology


Charlemagne and the early middle ages1

Charlemagne and the early Middle ages

Week Eight


I aachen chapel

I. Aachen Chapel


Charlemagne and the early middle ages

  • Charlemagne’s Aachen Cathedral reflects the succession of the ancient Roman emperors and the Christianizing of Europe.


Aachen cathedral

Aachen cathedral


The octagons of aachen

The Octagons of Aachen


Ii charlemagne

II. Charlemagne

  • Einhard’s hagiographical description

  • Reality: a barbarian Christian conqueror


B io viv life

bio/viv= life

revive

victuals

biology


D ict speak

dict = speak

verdict

dictator

benediction


Iii the making of barbarian kingdoms

III. The Making of Barbarian Kingdoms

A. Italian Ostrogoths

  • Theodoric the Great: Roman civil government and Germanic kingship

  • From chaos to Lombard rule after Theodoric’s death

    B. Spanish Visigoths

  • Wealthy and desirable territory

  • Muslims overthrow the Visigoths and establish caliphate in 711

Ostrogoths


Iii the making of barbarian kingdoms1

III. The Making of Barbarian Kingdoms

C. Anglo-Saxons

  • Little kingdoms

  • Conversion to Christianity, as chronicled by Bede

  • Syncretism and Beowulf: story that chronicles the adventures of a hero who saves the Danes from the terrible monster Grendel

Bede


Beowulf

Beowulf


In search of beowulf

In Search of Beowulf


Beowulf trailer

Beowulf trailer


Iii the making of barbarian kingdoms2

III. The Making of Barbarian Kingdoms

D. Franks

  • Client state of Rome

  • Clovis and conquest (486 CE); conversion to Christianity; launches the Merovingian dynasty

Baptism of Clovis


Iv charlemagne and the carolingians

IV. Charlemagne and the Carolingians

A. Charles Martel

  • Rise of aristocracy over kingdom. Why?

    1. Military: scorched earth and absolute fidelity

    2. Religious: loyalty and religious posts; church-state collusion

Pippin


The kingdom of charlemagne

The Kingdom of Charlemagne


Iv charlemagne and the carolingians1

IV. Charlemagne and the Carolingians

B. Charlemagne

  • Conquest: Pippin’s son defeats the Lombards, Saxons, Avars, Muslims

  • Government: a crude Roman administration


Charlemagne and the early middle ages

Charlemagne’s Empire


Carolingian renaissance

Carolingian Renaissance

1. Spiritual renewal

  • The protector of all Christians under the Pope’s obedience

  • Rome crowns Charlemagne emperor in 800

    2. Intellectual renewal

  • Education: establishes schools; recruits intellectuals

  • Fusion of Germanic and Roman art


V after charlemagne

V. After Charlemagne

A. Overextension: not enough infrastructure

B. Division of the kingdom

C. Threats from outside

D. Return to aristocracies

E. Christianity spreads


Charlemagne and the early middle ages

Scandinavia


Viking invasion

Viking invasion


Epilogue

Epilogue

  • Charlemagne’s death

    • 814: buried under Palatine Chapel in imperial robes


Charlemagne and the early middle ages

Aachen Chapel today


Aachen s hot springs

Aachen’s hot springs


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