Reference Entry

Carolingian empire

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright

in A Dictionary of World History

Third edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199685691
Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191765728
Carolingian empire

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The collection of territories in Western Europe ruled by the family of *Charlemagne (768–814 ad) from whom the dynasty took its name. Charlemagne’s ancestors, Frankish aristocrats, fought their way to supreme power under the ...

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Subjects: World History

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