Carolingian Empire Carolingian dynasty European dynasty Britannica Carolingian dynasty, family of Frankish aristocrats and the dynasty ad that they established to rule western Europe The name derives from the large number of family members who bore the name Charles, most notably Charlemagne. Carolingian dynasty Carolingian Empire World History Online Heeve The Carolingian Empire was the most powerful of all newly emerged states in the Early Middle Ages However, the partition of the Frankish lands between the members of the Carolingian dynasty led to fragmentation of Charlemagne s empire that laid the foundation for both the Kingdom of France and the Holy Roman Empire. Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire penfield Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire Though the Merovingian Franks started as a strong dynasty, the last of the Merovingian kings were so weak that their nickname changed for the long haired kings to the sluggard, or do nothing kings rois fainants.These kings were so lazy and weak that most of the work running the Frankish empire was placed on the shoulders of the Mayors of the Palace Carolingian Empire Medieval Chronicles Carolingian Empire The Carolingian Empire was among the most significant early medieval empires in Europe It came into being on the turn of the th century and The Carolingian Empire Holy Roman Empire Association The Carolingian Empire The Carolingian Empire was the final stage in the history of the early medieval realm of the Franks, ruled by the Carolingian dynasty The size of the empire at its zenith around AD was ,, km, with a population of between and million people. Carolingian Empire Familypedia FANDOM powered by Wikia Carolingian Dynasty New World Encyclopedia The Carolingian Dynasty known variously as the Carlovingians or Karlings was a dynasty of rulers who began as mayors of the palaces and eventually became kings of the Franks C.EIt is perhaps most noteworthy as the dynasty which resurrected the idea of a Western Roman Empire The Carolingians succeeded the Merovingian Dynasty and continued to rule in some kingdoms until C.E. The Carolingian Dynasty Boundless World History Motivation For both the pope and Charlemagne, the Roman Empire remained a significant power in European politics at this time, and continued to hold a substantial portion of Italy, with borders not far south of the city of Rome itself.