Category Archives: 9th Century

Christian Humanism

Here’s a little quote about the 8th to 9th century educational refors of the Carolingians. I like this a lot. In all this there was a deliberate purpose to create or restore a Latin Christian culture which should be the … Continue reading

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The Normans

“Normans” is the name given to the most culturally-prominent descendants of the savage “Northmen” (the Vikings) who descended upon Western Christendom in unpredictable raids for nearly three centuries beginning in the mid-ninth century.:”(For outstanding summaries of these invasions and their … Continue reading

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Rollo of Normandy (ca. 860-ca. 932)

Rollo, sometimes known as “Rolf,” belonged to the savage “Northmen” (the Vikings) who descended upon Western Christendom in semi-regular, yet always unpredictable savage raids for nearly three centuries beginning in the mid-ninth century.:”(Some of this information has been taken from … Continue reading

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The False Decretals of Pseudo-Isidore

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Hincmar of Rheims (806-882 A.D.)

The ninth century is a pivotal one for the development of Medieval Christendom for a number of reasons. The collapse of Charlemagne’s Empire, the Viking invasions, bloody conflicts with Muslims and Magyars, the Photian Schism, the work of Gottschalk of … Continue reading

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Alfred the Great, King of England (r. 871-899)

One of the greatest kings to ever grace the throne of England, Alfred lived in a time of terrible trial for his country. Born in the year of the Lord’s incarnation 849, Alfred was the son of the Aethelwulf, the … Continue reading

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