Merovingian dynasty


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Noun1.Merovingian dynasty - a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I that reigned in Gaul and Germany from about 500 to 750Merovingian dynasty - a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I that reigned in Gaul and Germany from about 500 to 750
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Merovingian - a member of the Merovingian dynasty
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Chapter Three examines the Carolingian period, during which Charlemagne and his heirs presented themselves as the keepers of the peace in Francia in order to legitimize their family's deposition of the Merovingian dynasty.
Her goal therein is to challenge the observations of Suzanne Fonay Wemple (Women in Frankish Society: Marriage and the Cloister, 500 to 900 [Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1981]) and others that the status of Carolingian women slipped considerably from the milestones achieved by aristocratic women during the reign of the Merovingian dynasty (4).
Here too is a selection of the surviving finds from the tomb of Childeric, founder of the Merovingian dynasty.