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The Franks were originally a confederation of pagan German-speaking tribes living across the Rhine valley. In the late 5th century CE, they established a kingdom in former Roman Gaul, under the leadership of the Merovingian clan. The rule of the Merovingians, either united in a single or under multiple kingdoms, lasted until the 8th century CE, when they were …

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Dzino, Danijel, “Franks”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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