The importance of Christianity in European civilization was vital to those in power and also the people during this time period. Christianity was a considered a motivating force for those in leadership. The ideal ruler, for the European civilization, most be committed to practicing and encouraging Christian values, enforce justice, and also, improve his empire/kingdom. Charles the Great, ruled during this time period, did not practice religion. Surprisingly, it did not hurt his ruling, he still ensured that his people practiced Christianity.
During the Eighth and Ninth centuries, Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, is the leader of the Franks and the most discussed political leader of that era. His amassed wealth gave him power to start an empire. He was crowned by Pope Leo III, and ruled until death. Charlemagne’s role in unifying Europe is very substantial. Charlemagne had a particularly influential role in the unification of Europe because of his schooling, social, and political reforms.
Letting the barbarian’s attack them without them fighting back could have resulted in Charlemagne not being successful. Allowing some barbarians to attack and survive could have cause an uprising from others as they would have seen it being done. Also letting some of them go could cause the barbarians that did not want to convert During this era society was not what it is today. Barbarians where not civilized this would cause them to have different norms. They lived in a much harsher environment and this caused them to
By 800 B.C. Charlemagne created a fairly large empire. Also in 800 B.C "Charles the Great'' was crowned by pope Leo the III. He also kept close ties to his government's and church. " Chalemagne king of the Franks became the most popular leader in Western Europe. Charlemagne was the most important ruler in Dark Ages Europe because he attempted to make the Franks and Europeans better
A Most Violent Conversion The conversion of Saxony proved to be the fiercest clash of religious conversion Charlemagne had to endure. In many years of war, both sides become increasingly agitated with one another and consistently fail to gain ground in their religious interests. The Saxons were “forgetful of their entire faith and treaty [and] were unwilling to remain in peace.” Because of the “evil nature” of the Saxons, Charlemagne was often widely upheld as a righteous king who was justified in his conversion of the Saxons because he was spreading Christianity. The character and reputation of Charlemagne exemplified his willpower to conquer Saxony by enforcing their political and religious submission.
Why Charlemagne’s coronation as emperor in 800 called “a sign of the emergence of a new European civilization,” had to do with his vision to how he sees Europe. His main Ideology was to not only rule but to leave his doctrine to everywhere he has dealt with. The reason why his ideology became the emergence of new European Civilization was due to his desire to unite his fellow Europeans. The empire was stretched from the North Sea to Mediterranean; France, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Italy was all part of his command. Charlemagne change the way most kings run their kingdoms.
To what extent was the success of the Franks due to the relationship between the kings and the Christian Church? The success of the Franks could be directly attributed to the relationship between the kings and the Christian church. The propaganda of the christian Catholic church, helped solidify Clovis’ position as king, and therefore the position of subsequent Frankish kings, in the eyes of the Roman government. This is most evident in the writing of Gregory of Tours, a Catholic Bishop who wrote in the sixth century and is a major source of Clovis.
Charlemagne was a conqueror and founder of the Roman church. Known as “Charles the Great”, who was a marvelously, magnificent ruler, he conquered massive land in Europe during AD 742. Charlemagne was a talented, terrific, tremendous conqueror. He was kind, religious, and was a strong warrior. He ruled “By the sword and by the cross”.
Charles I, better known as Charlemagne, was the king of the Franks and founded the Holy Roman Empire. Over his rule, Europe was greatly motivated to create a society completely unique to that of Rome. He had significant historical impacts involving territory, culture, economy, and religion in Europe that completely changed the continent. When Charlemagne was born, his father, Pepin the Short, already had a strong political position. As mayor of the palace, Pepin was a palatine whom eventually became king of the Franks himself.
Believing that he was the ultimate authority of the Church and state, Charlemagne created a set of rules that focused on morals and religious concepts that would be enforced upon the Church. Charlemagne would further expound upon his concept of control over spiritual and secular power in his letter to Pope Leo III in which he is told the Pope’s power is nothing more than that of a feudal lord. However, Charlemagne still recognized Pope Leo III’s religious authority by requesting that the Pope pray for him in return for Charlemagne’s protection. Charlemagne recognizes that the Pope has some religious authority but ultimately, the power of the Pope was limited to Charlemagne’s
Charlemagne, also commonly referred to also as “Charles the Great,” was a medieval emperor who ruled much of Western Europe from A.D. 768 to 814. His goal was to become powerful enough so that he could bring together all germanic people into one kingdom and convert them into Christianity. In 771, he became King of the Franks (a germanic tribe) after his father who was the past ruler had passed away. At first his brother Carloman (751-771) also got a share of the kingdom after their father died, but Charlamagne ultimately took over after his brother too died. Charlemagne was determined to accomplish his goals of becoming a powerful ruler, so he spent most of his time in the battlefield.