Chapter 17:. The Foundations of Christian Society in Western Europe. The Germanic Successor States, c. 500 CE. Last Roman emperor deposed by Germanic Odoacer, 476 CE Administrative apparatus still in place, but cities lose population Germanic successor states: Spain: Visigoths
The Foundations of
in Western Europe
Successor States to the Roman Empire c. 500
Charles de Steuben's Bataille de Poitiers en Octobre 732 depicts a triumphant Charles Martel (mounted) facing ‘Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi (right) at the Battle of Tours.
The Carolingian Empire
Romanesque church in Poland
Romanesque church in Normandy
Pope Crowned CharlemagneHoly Roman Emperor: Dec. 25, 800
The Carolingian Renaissance
Charlemagne crowns Louis the Pious
Charlemagne’s Empire Collapses:Treaty of Verdun, 843
The dissolution of the Carolingian Empire (843 CE – divided amongst Charlemagne’s grandchildren) and the invasions of early medieval Europe in the ninth and tenth centuries
A political, economic, and social system based on loyalty and military service.
The Medieval Manor
Life on the Medieval Manor
Serfs at work
A late 15th-century Scriptorium by of Jean Miélot
In the strictest definition of illuminated manuscript, only manuscripts with gold or silver would be considered illuminated.
St. Benedict by Fra Angelico, c. 1437-1446
Pope Gregory I, by Francisco de Zurbarán
The Power of the Medieval Church
Magna Carta, 1215