Carolingian dynasty

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Related to Carolingian dynasty: Capetian dynasty, Merovingian dynasty
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Noun1.Carolingian dynasty - a Frankish dynasty founded by Charlemagne's father that ruled from 751 to 987
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Carlovingian, Carolingian - a member of the Carolingian dynasty
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Charlemagne, the grandson of Charles Martel and the most distinguished representative of the Carolingian dynasty, attributed to St.
He acknowledges that continental rulers like the Carolingian dynasty were relatively more powerful, but suggests that some Scottish monarchs must have had enough authority to make such impositions.
This gives him the justification, in chapters 2 and 3, for surveying history from the Emperors Constantine and Justinian in the Christian East, to the rise of the Carolingian dynasty in the West and concurrent theological controversies, to the era of the Crusades and the 1204 sack of Constantinople, to the late Byzantine Empire and its downfall to the Ottomans in 1453, to the rise of the Russian Empire.