HIST 2200 Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Summary .doc

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Chapter 5 - division, invasion and reorganization, c 800 - 1000. In 843 the kingdom was divided among his grandsons and even further divisions only served to destroy the already volatile political unity. Francia the holy roman empire and several powerful cities in the italian peninsula. This was complicated by the birth of his fourth son whose provisions had to be made for: later his sons would openly oppose him and plunge the empire into civil war. Plagued by internal weakness and external threats the carolingian leadership simply crumbled in the late 9th early 10th century. Interesting note about history is that europe had relatively few incursions between 750 and 850 which was carolingian empire flourished: at first contact the muslim pirates, viking raiders and magyar horsemen inflicted suffering and terror. Swedes focused on russian and byzantium: men would raid then both men and women would settle the land.

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