EUROPE: CATASTROPHE AND REVIVAL - Charlemagne THE FIRST EUROPEAN - Part 2
Paul W Kroll
In A.D. 800, Charlemagne was crowned Roman emperor of a new Europe. Some historians view this crowning as perhaps the most important single event ever to occur in Europe. In this second installment, we examine the vital importance of Charlemagne's crowning to European history. The great and powerful Roman Empire was dead at age 1000 plus. And how men bewailed its disappearance! World leaders, when they beheld the splendor and glory of Rome, assumed it would rule as long as men existed. But in 476, the last vestige of the empire in the West, the office of emperor, was abolished.
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