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Title: Charlemagnes Empire


1
Charlemagnes Empire
  • 800-814 A.D.

2
Franks
  • Clovis the first to be Christian (496)
  • Charles Martel-defeats Muslims at battle of Tours
    732
  • Pepin the short creates Carolingian Dynasty
  • Largest Empire since Rome

3
Age of Charlemagne
  • Franks had emerged as force in Western Europe
  • Crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 800
  • Crowned by Pope Leo III
  • Power of Church in political life established

4
Cathedral of Aachen
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Charlemagne
  • Represented the foundations of early medieval
    society
  • 1)Classical heritage of Rome, 2)Christian
    beliefs,
  • 3) Germanic tribes

7
Understanding 1
  • The alliance between Frankish Kings and the
    church reestablished Roman Culture in Western
    Europe

8
Influence of Roman Catholic Church
  • As Roman authority declined, church authority
    grew
  • Monasteries preserved Greco Roman achievements
  • Missionaries spread Christianity
  • Parish priests serve religious social needs of
    the people

9
Key Church Figures
  • Gregory I-first Pope to raise armies, repair
    roads, and help the poor through church revenues
    (590)
  • Benedict sets monk rules (520)
  • Pope Leo III crowns Charlemagne Emperor (800)
    claims to have authority to do so

10
Understanding 2
  • Roman Catholic Church grew in importance after
    Roman authority declined. It became unifying
    force in Western Europe

11
Understanding 3
  • During the Middle Ages, Pope anointed Holy Roman
    Emperors, missionaries carried Christianity to
    Germanic tribes, and Church served the social,
    political, and religious needs of the people.

12
Who crowned Charlemagne Holy Roman Emperor?
  • Clovis
  • Pope Benedict
  • Pope Leo III
  • Charlemagne crowned himself

13
Charlemagne belonged to what Germanic tribe?
  • Franks
  • Vandals
  • Visigoths
  • Ostrogoths

14
Charlemagnes Empire makes up what European
country today?
  • France
  • England
  • Spain
  • Russia

15
What type of power did the Pope demonstrate by
crowning Charlemagne?
  • Religious
  • Spiritual
  • Military
  • Political

16
What type of religion did Charlemagne represent?
  • Greek Orthodox
  • Islamic
  • Roman Catholic
  • Eastern Orthodox

17
What year was Charlemagne crowned?
  • 732 A.D.
  • 476 A.D.
  • 900 A.D.
  • 800 A.D.

18
What did Charlemage attempt to reestablish?
  • Germanic Kingdom
  • Islamic Caliphate
  • Greek Culture
  • Roman/Christian Empire

19
As Roman authority declined..what grew in
strength?
  • Islam
  • Germanic Empires
  • Church power
  • None of the above

20
Who preserved Greco-Roman culture during this
period?
  • Muslims
  • Military elite
  • Kings
  • Monasteries (Church)

21
Who defeated the Muslims at the Battle of Tours
in 732 A.D.?
  • Charles Martel
  • Charlemagne
  • Clovis
  • Benedict
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