The Life and Achievements of Charlemagne Analytical Essay

The Life and Achievements of Charlemagne
This paper discusses the cultural, political and economical achievements during the short-lived empire of Charlemagne.
# 4541 | 1,060 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 15, 2002 in History (European) , History (Leaders)

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The paper provides a brief biography of Charlemagne and notes the improvements made during his reign to the quality of life in the Middle Ages in Europe. He improved education, helped unify Europe through military conquests and improved architecture.

From the Paper:

"During the long period from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance almost a thousand years later, referred to as the Dark Ages, Charlemagne is the only bright spot in European history; his is the only commanding presence. During most of this period, barbarians ranged around Europe, Christians made almost no progress against paganism and Western reading and writing were almost extinguished. This grim period, however, was illuminated briefly by Charlemagne and his reign."

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