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Early Middle Ages

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World History Fall 2008

World History Fall 2008

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  • 1.
    • Answer both of these questions for yourself. Be honest.
    • I am most successful in history when….
    • I am least successful in history when….
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    • Shamus will be our story teller for the afternoon.
    • As a direct descendent of Charlemagne and a dedicated historian he’s an expert in this field.
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    • When the Romans fell apart there were lots of other people around
      • Goths, Vandals, Saxons and FRANKS
    • The Franks became the leaders
    • A man named Clovis was the first true leader of the Franks. In 481 he became king at the age of 15!!
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    • That old bugger was famous for two things:
    • 1)Controlling all of Gaul (modern France) and the Frankish tribes
    • 2)Converting to Roman Catholicism (the religion of the Gauls)
    • How did this help him in the long run?
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    • Things are good until the giant Muslim empire shows up in Spain.
    • What do you think happened?
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    • At the Battle of Tours the Christians defeat the Muslims.
    • This is a sign to the Christians that God favors them more.
    • The hero is a guy named Charles Martel.
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    • Charles’ grandson was a lad named Charles.
    • Because he was such a great leader they called him Charles the Great or Charlemagne
    • He became king in 768.
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    • This laddie ruled for 46 years!
    • He was a German, yet the pope crowned him King of the Romans.
    • Spread Christianity by converting people.
    • Revived education; created a palace school at Aachen.
    • Controlled all of France, Germany and most of Italy!!!
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    • When Charles dies his son, Louis I, takes over.
    • Unfortunately for Louis lots of people began to invade the area.
    • Who might these invaders be? Where might they come from?
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    • In about 900 the Magyars (from Hungary) attacked. After ~50yrs they left.
    • Viking raiders came from the North. They were farmers, but expert sailors.
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    • First THINK!!!
      • On a ½ sheet of paper brainstorm and write about this question for 5 minutes:
      • Can we consider the Holy Roman Empire (the lands that Charlemagne controlled) to be an actual empire?
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    • Find one person you don’t normally talk to and discuss your answer with your partner for 5 minutes. Change your answer if you want.
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    • Share with the class!!
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    • Why is feudalism good for some people, yet bad for others?
    • How important is religion to the average American?
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