It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Merovingian World


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The sons of Clothar I

North Gaul    S. W. Gaul    Rhone/Saone    East Rhine
Neustrasia    Aquitaine        Burgundy         Austrasia
Chilberic       Charibert        Guntram          Sigibert

Bishop Gregory of Tours: "No one had anything against him, except a few murders."
Meroveck at Rouen

Clothar I and Queen Radegrund of Thuringia
Venantius Fortunatus
        Pagne lingua gloriosi
        Vexilla Regis prodeunt

Pange lingua gloriosi proelium certanimis
Et super cruces tropaeo dic triumphan nobilem
Qualiter Redemptor orbis immolatus vicerit

Vexilla Regis prodeunt
Fulget cruces mysterium
Qua vita mortem pertulit
Et morta vitam protulit

Lucci vergo dar daego tausan bussas inaroe
Ono vergo dossar trucs
Summit causan summit ducs

Franks, Visagoths, Lombards, Saxons, Thuringians
Vikings, Magyars, and Muslims
Byzantine Empire

Christopher Dawson, The Making of Europe
"An Introduction to the History of European Unity"
Part One: The Foundations
I     The Roman Empire
II    The Catholic Church
III   The Classic Tradition and Christianity
IV   Barbarians
V    Barbarian Invasions and the Fall of Empire in the West

Joseph Strayer. The Making of Europe
I     Roman Empire
II    Church
III   Germanic Migrations
IV   End of Mediterranean Unity
V    The World of Charlemagne

Brian Tierny. Western Europe in the Middle Ages (300 - 1475)
Part One:
I     Roman Empire
II    Christian Church
III   The Barbarians