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Charlemagne Charlemagne is the most famous ruler of the Medieval Ages and a key figure in all of European history Charlemagnes greatest impact on European history is the Carolingian Empire 751-987 an empire greater than any known since Ancient Rome By 800 his empire included two-thirds of Italy all of present-day France a small part of Spain and all of German Saxony In 800 Charlemagne was crowned emperor a historic coronation crowning in which pope Leo III claimed the political right to give the title Roman Emperor to a European King This essentially ended in the joining of Germanic power and the church as the heritage of the Roman Empire During his reign Charlemagne accomplished a number of things He strengthened royal power by limiting the authority of nobles he used judged cases to settle disputes and revived culture by encouraging learning and surrounding himself scholars On top of that he opened a palace school expanded libraries ordered monks to make handwritten copies of Latin books and demanded the creation of more monasteries At this time a new type of writing known as Carolingian minuscule came into use The present-day use of capital and lower-case letters punctuation and word spaces dates from the Carolingian era Charlemagne also changed European commerce through the construction of new roads and bridges and through standardized weights measures and tolls He developed a money economy through the minting of the first silver coin since the Roman Empires denarius Furthermore he created a paid civil service a standing army a properly maintained network of communication and a navy for coastal defense Furthermore Charlemagne instituted important judicial and legal reforms in his empire by creating many new laws and revising the existing laws of the Franks canon church laws By doing this he unified European states and thus blocked the spread of Islam to Europe Charlemagne united the Christian lands of Western Europe established the power of the church and laid the
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