In the mid 800’s Einhard wrote The Life of Charlemagne. It was an accurate portrayal of character as well as honesty during a period of time where distortion was a common theme. Einhard was extremely biased in his favor of the patron. He claimed that after the last Merovingian King fell, there was no more power within the dynasty. Einhard described the Merovingian kings as weak, in order to show how powerful Charlemagne was. The Life of Charlemagne left an impact for centuries because it explained the importance of the studies of the Carolingian empire. Einhard thrived during Charlemagne’s life and believed that he could accurately portray him. Through Einhard’s Life of Charlemagne and Charlemagne’s Capitulary of the Missi, it was
People often refer to the Middle Ages as the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages was the period of time in Western Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Italian Renaissance. This Medieval period was a time of darkness and decay where Western Europe’s society collapsed. The Dark Ages is an accurate label because Western Europe’s culture, economy, and demographics deteriorated during this time period.
During the Middle Ages of Europe, many empires within the European continent suffered due to disease and conflict. The black plague, The Great Schism and the literacy rate within the common population at a historically low record, the European empires struggled to maintain its power with the rise of new Middle Eastern, Asian, and American empires. However, with the Italian city-states thriving from trading on the Mediterranean Sea and the constant flow of new information, a period where people are becoming more educated in multiple fields began to arise. Through the development of humanism and the percentage of literacy increasing due to man focusing on the studies of the classical works of Greece and Rome and the printing press, the Renaissance changed man 's view of the world, especially in the fields of art, literature, and science.
Power struggles have existed throughout history and have taken many forms: nation against nation, between two different civilizations, or a battle for control of a group or area. One such important struggle that occurred throughout the Middle Ages was between spiritual and secular factions over who is the ultimate authority–emperor or pope?
Characteristics of Western Civilization can be found in many different ancient civilizations. Ancient Greece has had the most influence on western civilization. Aspects of western civilization such as philosophy, Western values, and science were all influenced by ancient Greek. The roots of western civilization can be traced back to four thousand years ago, in ancient Greece.
When you stand in front of the mirror, has it ever occurred to you that you belong to a particular civilization and your clothes, culture, language and may be even some of your personality traits are a mark of the particular civilization. So I ask this profound question; what is civilization? How is early civilization impacting my and your life today?
During the early 17th century and late 18th century, major changes were made to the religious belief in the European countries. The rise of the Islamic culture and the Christianity belief dramatically influenced the way non-religious believers were treated. The Capitulary on Saxony played a major role in this change, it is a set of strict policies introduced by Charlemagne that forced the pagans to live under monotheistic ideals. in spite of the fact that both Christianity and Islam have changed how the non-believers were treated, they did so in different approaches.
Charlemagne was known for having one of the biggest empires that was occupied and constructed, his empire was known as the largest empire and was feared amongst the others. Charlemagne went to war with The Saxons, they were a group who settled in the British and Europe domain, a majority of the Saxons were pagan. Settlers had been converted to christianity, missionary work had been carried out as well, Charlemagne was strict and had eventually forced the saxons to convert to christianity and had made a declaration saying anyone who did not get baptized or follow christian traditions were to be put to death. On christmas day, Pope Leo had crowned Charlemagne emperor of the Romans and had restored the empire of the west. The Roman Holy Empire held a lead in the world’s
The period of time between the fall of Rome(500 AD), to the beginning of the Renaissance(1400 AD) was known as the Dark Ages. During this time, Western Europe was under constant struggle due to issues from within. Mainly, the decline of education, the unrest caused by the barbarians, and the lack of a stable economy. It is fair to call the period of time from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance the "Dark Ages."
One great man, Charlemagne, ruled Western Europe from 786 to 816 BC. Why is he significant? Simple. He united a large part of Europe during the Middle Ages and set the foundations for France, Germany and even the Low Countries.
During the Middle ages, the other half of the Roman Empire was being weakened by the spread of Islam. The Byzantine Empire was growing smaller and weaker.
The Renaissance influenced the creation of the modern era, The Renaissance was a time where Europe revisited and reinvigorate. The Renaissance in Europe expanded from the 14th century to the 16th and it was the time of major social, culture, political and economic changes. This time stands by resurgence of art, architecture, literature, science and philosophy. It was an era in which stood out the creativity, innovation and imagination (Leinhard). The Renaissance began in Italy which was composed of a number of independent States governed by powerful families and then it expanded to Spain, France and England. The European history can be mainly divided into three eras, the classical
On Christmas Day in the year 800 AD, Pope Leo III called Charlemagne to his Church and unbeknownst to the King of the Franks, declared him Emperor and Augustus of the Roman Empire. Charlemagne would go onto rule as Roman Emperor until 814, when he unfortunately succumbs to a fever and dies at the age of seventy-two. A decade or so later, his foster-son and member of his court, Einhard, took it upon himself to memorialize Charlemagne, so that all of prosperity could know of his greatness. Throughout this biography, Einhard highlights all of Charlemagne’s greatest escapades, while also emphasizing his righteous, honorable character. Interestingly enough, these righteous, honorable characteristics are one’s often connected with a Germanic prince,
Tierney & Painter (1992) argue, as mentioned before, that the ‘fusion’ of cultures would surpass the actual Empire, it would live on. They argue that after its downfall it laid the base for certain medieval institutions that spread around Europe, like feudalism. Delanty (2013) agrees, also putting emphasize on feudalism as a unifying factor in Europe and saying that the Franks can be seen as the creators of Europe in the making, an ‘embryonic Europe’. Joseph Calmette (1941, cited in Barraclough, 1963) synthesizes with Tierney & Painter’s (1992) visions, saying that ‘it was necessary for the Carolingian Empire to collapse for Europe to come into being’ (p.13). Dawson (1946) is the most convinced, saying that there is a direct line going from the Carolingian civilization to contemporary Europe. Barraclough (1963) sees the unity of the Frankish Kingdom as nothing more as a brief moment in history without any influence on times to come. He argues that a century later, Europe’s structure will have been
In world history A we learned about things dating back from 2600 BCE- 18th century