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th the papacy and various ecclesiastical and administrative reforms, he managed to stop the cultural and political collapse of the early, Middle periods and establish a basis for extensive central administration north of the Alps, (Barbero 34).
Charlemagne was a prominent military conqueror, and he directed his talent into the church service, for in winning some of the Western Europe and some parts of east, he utilized military forces to coerce all his subjects to turn to Christianity. In addition, he supported various, subtle missionary attempts and motivated the expansion of Benedict monasteries mostly the duplication of theological manuscripts. Charlemagne’s religiosity made him visualize himself as having a spiritual responsibility to establish the kingdom of God on the earth, but he used brutal, intrigue and extreme hostility to the latter. He invested all his crucial campaigns with religious significance. Charlemagne abolished the pagan idols and Saxons’ grooves and offered them a choice of converting to Christianity or dying, (Sypeck 67).
Charlemagne offered a better deal of alms to the needy in his country and beyond. Whenever he realized that Christians were languishing in poverty- such as Jerusalem, Africa and Egypt – he had benevolence on the people, and sent resources oversea to assist them. Through this support, he strove to establish friendships with alien kings to be able to provide relief to Christians under their rule. He adored the Saint. Peter’s Church at Rome and bombarded its treasury with extensive riches of Gold, precious stones as well as Silver. He also sent various valuable endowments to the popes and in the whole of his leadership, his most desirable wish was to restore the traditional Roman authority by his influence and under his authority. He also longed to preserve and defend St. Peter’s Church, beautifying and enhancing himself over all other Christian churches.
The military conquest, subtlety and efforts to enforce
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He established the Christian Empire in Western Europe which existed for more than thousand years. As Cunningham and Reich maintain, “Charlemagne was an able administrator of lands brought under his subjugation. He modified and adapted the classic Roman administrative machinery to fit the needs of his own kingdom.
Charlemagne was of German origin of the tribe of Frank. After the decline of the Roman Empire, the Franks had controlled much of north-western Europe. Charlemagne, therefore, inherited the emperorship from his ancestors, specifically his father, Pippin1. During his 47 years reign, Charlemagne’s main goal was to get Western Europe to re-unite just as it had been during the Roman Empire of ancient times.
People should not be coerced into faith, but a fight against those who wage war against them should be done in God’s cause. Though, a person should not to commit aggression in the process believers are called to be kind to one another, to make peace and always be conscious of God.
Owing to his personal relationship with Charlemagne and his position as a courtier, Einhard is one reliable and credible source having witnessed the life of the ruler firsthand. Being humble, he admitted his lack of capacity in writing noting his lack of proficiency in Latin.
Ariel Sharon is short, dark and Jewish. Yet both men have a few things in common. This essay will compare the similarities between Charlemagne and Ariel Sharon.
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