Charlemagne Charlemagne By: A. Dodgen Maple/ McBride HONR- 1114 12-09-99 By the Cross and the Sword : Charlemagnes impression on the West. He who ordains the fate of kingdoms in the march of the centuries, the muscular Disposer of events, having destroyed one extraordinary image, that of the Romans, which had, it was true, feet of iron, or even feet of clay, therefore raised up, among the Franks, the golden head of a second image, equally remarkable, in the person of the illustrious Charlemagne. Notker the Stammerer, the monk of St.
Gall, wrote these words in AD 844 to describe the reign of the most influential Frankish king Charlemagne ( Lectures 1). Charlemagne, son of Pepin the Short, ruled the Franks for 47 years (Koeller 1). The Carolingian Dynasty, of which Charlemagne was a member, was established in AD 751 when Pepin dethroned the last Merovingian king. The Carolingians ruled a land that spoke several distinguishable tongues, had different cultural and historical tradit...If you want to get a full essay, order it on our website: BestEssayCheap.com
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