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Carolingians
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I. History – II. Carolingian Reforms (Church and Educational Reform) – III. Carolingian Art

I. History

This family, named, since the 12th century, after its most important representative, Charlemagne, stems from the Maas-Mosel region. The first known Carolingian was bishop Arnulf of Metz (died 640), venerated as a saint. His contemporary was Pippin the Elder (died 640), the majordomo of the king of Austrasia in …

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Hartmann, Wilfried, “Carolingians”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_11328>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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