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Discussion Week 4

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1. What were the methods by which Charles was able to control his great empire?

2. Why was Charlemagne regarded as one of the greatest kings of the Early Middle Ages?
[The personal connections between the Carolingian kings and their followers became the basis of a new political and administrative structure. Also, the promotion of religious scholarship and education, together with the introduction and dissemination of a rapid, legible script (Caroline minuscule), encouraged a cultural revival which united diverse elements into a distinctive legacy.]

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