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Burgundy

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A region and former duchy of east central France, centred on Dijon. Under a series of strong dukes Burgundy achieved considerable independence from imperial control in the later Middle...

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Capetians

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — World History.

Name of the dynasty ruling France 987–1328, founded by Hugh Capet (938–96), king of France 987–96.

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Charlemagne

Overview page. Subjects: History.

(Latin Carolus Magnus, Charles the Great) (742–814) King of the Franks (768–814) and Holy Roman emperor (as Charles I) (800–14). He created an empire by conquering and Christianizing the...

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Frisians

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — World History.

A Germanic seafaring people. In Roman times they occupied northern Holland and north-west Germany. Apart from records of their revolts against Rome between 12 bc and 69 ad, little is known...

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Quentovic, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

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Important trading port, inland from modern‐day Etaples on the north French coast, that flourished in the early medieval period. The Quentovic mint began in the early 7th...

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Salic law

Overview page. Subjects: World History.

The legal code of the Salian Franks, which originated in 5th century Gaul. It was issued by Clovis (465–511) and reissued under the Carolingians. It contained both criminal and civil...

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Treaty of Verdun

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The peace made between the Frankish kings Lothar, Louis, and Charles, the grandsons of Charlemagne, who had been fighting a civil war. When their father, Louis the Pious,...

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