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Dark Ages

400-1400 AD time between fall of Rome and Renaissance
Named by Petrarch

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Why called Dark Ages?

Economic & Cultural collapse

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Charles the Great (Charlemagne)

King of Franks: controlled today's France, Germany and Italy
Died in 814 AD

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Why Charles so powerful?

Constant fighting & conquering

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Carolingians

Family Charles came from

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First Holy Roman Emperor in 300 yrs

Charles the Great

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4 main achievements of Carolingian Renaissance:

Education
Religion
Law
Politics

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Counts

officials employed to oversee empire in exchange for land

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Education

Built schools and Preserved ancient works

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Religion


spread Christianity among conquered people

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Law

Developed a written legal code

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Politics

Unified Western Europe first time since fall of Rome