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Synonyms for Merovingian

a member of the Merovingian dynasty

a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I that reigned in Gaul and Germany from about 500 to 750

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In Uncovering the Germanic past: Merovingian archaeology in France 1830-1914, BONNIE EFFROS reminds us that histories of archaeology which portray the evolution of the discipline as a series of conscious and rational steps towards the present are written with the benefit of hindsight.
The Finnish Merovingian period (550-800) has been characterized, drawing upon archaeological findings, by an outbreak and blossoming of local culture during which former artefacts of Scandinavian and Baltic example are replaced by highly unique weapons and jewellery with no counterparts in neighbouring areas (cf.
With the help of the British Museum, I managed to identify this sherd as a piece of Merovingian Frankish pottery from around the 6th to 8th centuries AD.
Her goal therein is to challenge the observations of Suzanne Fonay Wemple (Women in Frankish Society: Marriage and the Cloister, 500 to 900 [Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1981]) and others that the status of Carolingian women slipped considerably from the milestones achieved by aristocratic women during the reign of the Merovingian dynasty (4).
What did the first church bell sound like in its wooden Merovingian bell tower?
The claimants' book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, purportedly a piece of historical conjecture, [31] revolved around a central theme based on the early history of the Crusade, Knights Templar and the Merovingian kings.
In 2007, for example, the Pushkin Museum staged a major exhibition of 700 Merovingian artifacts that had disappeared from Berlin in 1945 and that were believed destroyed.
Hildericus), the last Merovingian king of the Franks who ruled from 743-752.
Thus, the Merovingian becomes the voice for hard determinism in the face of Neo's libertarian position on free will and the Oracle's tenseless time.
Examples have been catalogued locating them in pre-Islamic Asia Minor and Northern Syria; in Visigothic Northern Spain; in France and Germany during the Merovingian, Carolingian (including the destroyed tomb of Charlemagne at Aachen), and Romanesque periods; and in early-twelfth-century Dalmatia.
The theory at the centre of The Holy Blood, which he wrote with Michael Baigent and Henry Lincoln, was that Jesus had not died on the cross at all but had escaped with Mary Magdalene to southern France, where their descendants would become the Merovingian Kings.
Hope also explains the pages on the Carolingian and Merovingian kings - hope that I'd find time to trace my ancestry back through the Middle Ages and discover that I have as good a claim as the next guy to heading up the Roman Empire.
The Da Vinci Code takes as its raw material various theories only fully developed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (and reprojected as invented traditions), which held that the 'holy grail' of legend was not an object, but the knowledge that Jesus had not died on the cross but had married Mary Magdalene, and that they had ended up in first century France, where their children had formed the basis of the European royal families--most importantly the Merovingian line, from whence Charlemagne had sprung.
THE MASTER PAINTER is said to have planted a clue leading to the first secret: the wedding of the famous repentant sinner to Jesus and their subsequent bloodline, which is supposed to have carried on through the Merovingian kings.
Brown does not mention that, unfortunately, these documents were the work of a nutty conman named Henri Plantard, who was trying to establish himself as the heir of the Merovingian dynasty.