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Otto I (who became emperor in 962) lends his name to the “Ottonian” period. He forged an important alliance with the Pope, which allowed him to be crowned the first official Holy Roman Emperor since 924.
Bronze doors, 1015, commissioned by Bishop Bernward for Saint Michael's, Hildesheim (Germany). A conversation with Dr. Nancy Ross and Jennifer Freeman.
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