1. This modern Western European nation covers a large portion of the former Frankish kingdom during it’s height, but it doesn’t contain the Frankish capital city.
4. This ancient tradition of inheritance was ignored by Louis the Pious’s sons resulting in the fracturing of the Frankish kingdom in the 9th C.
6. This type of script was developed in monasteries during the rule of Charles the Great. It introduced a few innovations in the way script is composed.
7. A period in European history marking the transition from the Classical Age to the Modern Age (Renaissance). 2 words
10. During the ‘Dark’ Ages, populations in these areas shrink drastically.
11. This empire was the surviving (Eastern) portion of the original Roman Empire. It would last until 1454.
12. This modern Western European nation is home to the former capital city of the Frankish kingdom.
14. This civilization acted as a central unifying authority in Western Europe for approximately 500 years prior to the Medieval Period.
1. This ‘Barbarian’ group contributed to the collapse of the Western portion of the Roman Empire. Their warriors were equipped with a small battle axe.
2. ‘Charles the Great’ of the Carolingian dynasty.
3. The first Frankish king to convert to Catholicism (though he was already a follower of another Christian sect; 6th C.).
5. Capital city of the Frankish kingdom at it’s height.
6. One of two ruling/ dynastic families of the Frankish kingdom. It was the family of the first Frankish kings.
8. Pepin the Short gets crowned by this religious figure. The act, politically and symbolically, bound Christian monarchs in Western Europe to the Church for centuries.
9. This town gave its name to the treaty that settled the inheritance dispute between Charlemagne’s grandsons. Centuries later, this city is the site of a famous WWII siege.
13. A tribal-based ethnic group. Among these Germanic peoples we would include the Franks.