Tuesday, February 15, 2005

France, History Of, The development of institutions in the Carolingian age

The Carolingians contented themselves with refining their administrative system in order to strengthen royal control and to solve the problems posed by a large empire. The kingdom's cohesion was augmented by an oath of fidelity, which Charlemagne exacted from every free man (789, 793, 802), and by the publication of legislation - the capitularies - which regulated the administration

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