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Charlemagne: Father of Europe

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Charlemagne: Father of Europe

<p>Charles the Great, best known to English speakers under his French name “Charlemagne”, the first European emperor since the collapse of the Roman empire, was intent on uniting and Christianising

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Charles the Great, best known to English speakers under his French name “Charlemagne”, the first European emperor since the collapse of the Roman empire, was intent on uniting and Christianising all Germanic tribes. Spending most of his life fighting – and winning – wars he built an empire stretching from the Atlantic to the Balkans. A charismatic, cultured but at times also cruel warrior, he laid the foundations of modern day Europe.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Historical Background and rise of the Carolingian dynasty
  • Charlemagne’s Early Life
  • King of the Franks – Saxon Campaigns
  • Roman Emperor – Italian Campaigns
  • Carolingian Renaissance and 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