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European History

Knowing Charlemagne through Historical Accounts

January 11, 2022

The accounts of Charlemagne’s life are at times biased as they give us Charlemagne’s side of the story. However, they do provide a lot of information about Charlemagne and his reign. […]

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European History

Charlemagne: The Father of Europe

January 11, 2022

Charlemagne was much praised by his contemporaries. In fact, there is even a prize in his name for those who work toward the unification of the peoples of Europe. However, not everyone has shared the same opinion about the ‘father of Europe’.. […]

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European History

Charlemagne: An Emperor of Frank Origin

January 7, 2022

Charlemagne was a proud Frank. Although he loved to meet foreigners and recruited them to his court, it was a place where his scholars hurled ethnic slurs at one another. […]

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European History

The Great Mortality and the New Economy

September 8, 2021

After the plague, everyone who survived was pretty much better off than they had been before. A new pattern emerged in the economy that unsettled a few individuals. […]

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European History

The Economic Impact of the Plague

September 7, 2021

When the plague swept through Europe and its medieval society, it affected everyone’s life. Nobody was safe, and nobody could claim to be unaffected by the epidemic. […]

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