Carolingian



of or relating to the Frankish dynasty that reigned in France a.d. 751–987, first under Charlemagne, and in Germany until a.d. 911.
pertaining to or designating the arts, script, or culture of the Carolingian period, chiefly characterized by a revival of the forms of classical antiquity modified by ecclesiastical requirements:
Carolingian renaissance.
a member of the Carolingian dynasty.
Abbreviation: Carol.
Historical Examples

But it is not the debased classical decoration alone which 315 marks the illumination of the Carolingian school.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3 Various

He adds that it occurs frequently in the legends of the Carolingian period.
Notes and Queries, Number 66, February 1, 1851 Various

On the other hand, he showed, by his policy towards the German Church, that he was the true heir of the Carolingian traditions.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3 Various

The name of Desiderius appears in the romances of the Carolingian period.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2 Various

In individuality and picturesqueness of narrative, these two works surpass all the historical writings of the Carolingian time.
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II) Henry Osborn Taylor

The system may be traced to Carolingian, and even earlier, sources.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1 Various

Stubbs says that the Carolingian chancellor was the royal notary and the arch-chancellor keeper of the royal seal.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7 Various

What historical basis can be found for the Carolingian myth?
Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature John Addington Symonds

The Norseman, while still an unbaptized buccaneer, laid low every Merovingian and Carolingian edifice.
How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly

Inside, the work is a handsome example of the early Carolingian.
Illuminated Manuscripts John W. Bradley

adjective
of or relating to the Frankish dynasty founded by Pepin the Short, son of Charles Martel, which ruled in France from 751–987 ad and in Germany until 911 ad
noun
a member of the dynasty of the Carolingian Franks
adj.

1881, “belonging to the dynasty founded by Carl the Great” (French Charlemagne), from Latin Carolus “Charles;” also cf. Carlovingian.

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