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Flashcards in Charlemagne Deck (25):
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Clovis

First king of the franks.
Mighty warrior
last of the merivinian dynasty
married Clothilda

2

Clotilda

Sweet, beautiful, Christian
Clovis' wife
Burgundian princess

3

Pepin le Gros

Son of Charles Martel.
Pippin the fat
Ruled with Carloman

4

Carloman

Son of Charles Martel
Ruled with brother, Pepin

5

Carloman (other)

Evil, ruled with Carl
Nobody liked him, not even his own troops
Tried to displace Carl

6

Carl

Kind
Ruled with Carloman
Became master of much
Everyone liked him

7

Alcuin

disciple of the venerable bede's disciple
born in York
Genius!

8

Charlemagne

laid the foundations for Christendom
Illiterate
Genius
Won every war he fought
Ruler

9

Charles Martel

Nicknamed the Hammer
He beat back the Muslims
conquered lombards all the way through Poland until he reached the Baltic Sea

10

Rimigious

Rimigious walked Clovis through the Gospels and the catechism
Helped lead Clovis to Christianity

11

Parle Mentia

In Charlemagne's new form of government, he allowed people to come and meet at a mentia, a place where they could come and discuss/dispute politics and issues, and there they would parle, which mean "speak" in Latin.

12

781

Charlemagne and Alcuin meet for the first time

13

Scriptorian

the place where monks rewrite literary works

14

Reforms of Charlemagne

Law, Rule, Church
Changed laws to be based on the Bible

15

Demetrius' False Dilemma

Demetrius was very dependable and he was given a message from the abbot to deliver. He had very important and precise instructions not to talk to anyone and to only go in a continuous straight line. As Demetrius was walking he saw a peasant pinned underneath his cart on the side of the road. Demetrius was faced with a dilemma. Was he to obey the commands of the Abbot or of God?

16

Mencia

Place of treaty and truce

17

Juruse

Justice

18

Homilarium

Book of Sermons

19

2 principles Alcuin taught the emperor

the difference between truth and wisdom

20

800

Charlemagne becomes emperor

21

base of feudalism

land

22

reforms of Alquin

built schools
he was passionate about education

23

Covidentialism

Great leadership emerges when times are hard

24

Carolingians

The people living under Charlemagne in the Carolingian era

25

What JRR Tolkien said the franks were

Freemen