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Franks & Charlemagne

Franks & Charlemagne

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Franks & Charlemagne

  1. 1. The Middle Ages ~The Franks~
  2. 2. The Franks The Franks were a Germanic tribe who conquered much of the old Roman territory of Gaul, modern day France.
  3. 3. The Franks It was Clovis, king of the Franks, who conquered this territory in 486.
  4. 4. Frankish Empire
  5. 5. The Franks Frankish kings used their military power to expand their territory. As a result, the Franks emerged as a force in Western Europe, Ruling between 400-700.
  6. 6. The Franks Clovis converted to Christianity which made the powerful Pope and the whole of the Roman Catholic Church his ally.
  7. 7. The Franks This alliance between Frankish Kings and the Church reestablished Roman culture (and Christianity) in Western Europe.
  8. 8. The Franks  Charles Martel led Christian Knights and defeated the Spanish Moors at the Battle of Tours in 732 when they invaded France – Ultimately pushed Islam back into Spain and slowed down the Muslim advance
  9. 9. The Franks Pepin III helped the Pope by defeating the Lombards (Italy) –He strengthened the alliance between the Franks and the church
  10. 10. The Age of Charlemagne The most famous of the Frankish kings was Charlemagne. Charle – Charles Magne – Great Charlemange – Charles the Great
  11. 11. Accomplishments of Charlemagne  Ruled from CE 768 to CE 814  Revived the idea of a Roman Empire  He united much of Europe and placed great value on education  Revived Roman Culture
  12. 12. Accomplishments of Charlemagne On Christmas Day, 800 C.E., Pope anointed him “Emperor.”
  13. 13. What steps did Charlemagne take to improve government and unify the empire?  Reading comprehension quiz  Use your notes to answer this question.  Answers – He Spread Christianity to conquered peoples of his empire. He also appointed powerful nobles to rul`e local regions and sent out missi dominici to check on roads listen to grievances and see that justice was done
  14. 14. Charlemagne  The church has significant political power –The Pope, the head of the Catholic Church, crowned him emperor –The Church is firmly established in political life
  15. 15. Decline of the Frankish Empire  Empire didn’t last long after Charlemagne’s death in 814 – Poor rulers – Charlemagne’s grandsons fought each other (Treaty of Verdun) – Constant invasions (Muslims, Slavs, Magyars, Vikings) Treaty of Verdun
  16. 16. Invasions of the Frankish Empire
  17. 17. Questions 1. What are the Middle Ages also called? 2. Where did Clovis Rule? 3. At which battle were the Moors defeated? 4. What did Charlemagne want to build? 5. Who crowned Charlemagne “Emperor”

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    Mar. 16, 2017

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