The Coronation Of Charlemagne Essay Research Paper — страница 2

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allying with the church Charlemagne now possessed both the secular and political support he needed to strengthen his realm. The coronation marked the beginning of an amalgamation between the Roman Mediterranean and the German civilizations. Being crowned Roman Emperor made Charlemagne more appealing to others in European powers, such as the Byzantines, who may have not agreed with his political and military tactics, but honored the church and Christianity. One has to remember that Christianity played an intricate role in most of the lives of the European people and now that he had been anointed by the church Roman Emperor his influence stretched far past where his military might could have taken it. Charlemagne was an intelligent man and he understood that if he were to continue

on his quest for power that he would need the church on his side and by accepting the crown people could see his rule as a matter of faith rather than by fear alone.