Charlemagne and The Frankish Empire

Meet Charlemagne, aka Charles the Great, the first European emperor since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, who was intent on uniting and Christianising all Germanic tribes and beyond. The most famous of the Frankish rulers spent his life fighting – and winning – wars. He expanded his inherited realms to build an empire stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Balkans. He was a charismatic, cultured – but at times also cruel – warrior and laid the foundations of modern day France, Germany and Europe.

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Historic Background. Frankish Origins. Establishing Royal Realms
  • Rise of the Carolingians. Charlemagne’s Early Life
  • King of the Franks, King of the Lombards – Charlemagne’s Saxon & Italian Campaigns
  • Roman Emperor. Carolingian Renaissance. Architecture. Church. Culture.
  • Charlemagne’s Death. Heirs. Demise of the Carolingian Empire. Legacy.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Recognise the importance of Charlemagne for present day Europe.
  2. Describe the main events marking Charlemagne’s life and reign.
  3. Discuss Charlemagne’s legacy in relation to more recent events.
$79 Limited / $71

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22 Mar

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