1 article
5 videos
2 skills
Charlemagne, King of the Franks and later Holy Roman Emperor, instigated a cultural revival known as the Carolingian Renaissance that continues to impact the way European languages are written, the structure of modern law and the very notion of Europe itself.

Charlemagne: An introduction (1 of 2)

VIDEO 7:50 minutes
Brief overview of Charlemagne and his coronation in 800. Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

Charlemagne and the Carolingian revival (2 of 2)

VIDEO 11:35 minutes
A brief introduction to Charlemagne's military campaigns and the cultural revival that he supported. Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

Carolingian art, an introduction

Essay by Dr. Nancy Ross

Saint Matthew from the Ebbo Gospel

VIDEO 3:52 minutes
Saint Matthew, folio 18 verso of the Ebbo Gospels (Gospel Book of the Archbishop of Reims) from Hautvillers, France, c. 816-35, ink and tempera on vellum, 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 (Bibliothèque Municipale, Épernay) Speakers: Dr. Nancy Ross and ...

Lindau Gospels cover

VIDEO 6:03 minutes
Jeweled upper cover of the Lindau Gospels, c. 880, Court School of Charles the Bald, 350 x 275 mm, cover may have been made in the Royal Abbey of St. Denis (Morgan Library and Museum, New York) Speakers: Dr. Nancy Ross and Dr. Steven Zucker

Lindau Gospels Cover Quiz

Test your knowledge.

Santa Prassede (Praxedes)

VIDEO 4:38 minutes
Mosaics, Santa Prassede, Rome, early 9th century Mosaics from the early 9th century, under Pope Paschal. The church is dedicated to Saint Praxedes and her sister Saint Pudentiana, daughters of Saint Pudens. The sisters were martyred ...

Carolingian art

Test your knowledge.