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Warrior. Ruler. Patron of the arts and language. Terrorist. Brutal oppressor. Protector of the good. Guardian of Christendom. Father of Europe. There are so many different ways in which Charlemagne can be described, and yet the man himself is often seen as an enigma. Depending on the viewpoint of history, he could have been either a monster or a guardian angel. Yet, as with most men, the truth lies somewhere in between. The truth is that he was human.
Charlemagne was king of the Franks, and emperor of western Christendom. Out of the turmoil of the Early Middle Ages, he united the bulk of western and central Europe, and laid the groundwork for the modern European world. He was a patron of the arts and education, instigator of the flowering of learning known as the Carolingian Renaissance.
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The Carolingian Renaissance fostered a renewed interest in learning and education. The Carolingian kings used scholarship as a means of enhancing the administration of their realms, as well as improving the Christian faith.
Mention of medieval education of girls and women is likely to give rise to a mental image of connvents, the most prominent educational institutions during the sixth through the thirteenth centuries.