The administration of an oil or ointment to, to put oil put on someone's head; this shows that God has chosen the person for a special task.
Carolingian monarch of Franks; responsible for defeating Muslims in battle of Tours in 732; ended Muslim threat to western Europe.
Germanic people who settled in the Roman province of Gaul and established a great empire during the Middle Ages.
Pope who broadened the authority of the papacy, or pope's office, beyond spiritual role; papacy became secular power involved in politics.
Another term for the illustrated books hand copied by monks which were elaborately decorated, very rare, and very highly prized in medieval society.
Mayor of the Palace
Governor who took care of the day to day affairs of the Merovingians (Frankish) kings.
Also known as the medieval period, it is the time between the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century AD and the beginning of the Renaissance in the fourteenth century.
Geographic area during the Middle Ages in the care of a single priest and serving the congregation.
The founder of a monastery in Northern Italy in the 6th century who wrote a set of instructions governing the lives of monks that was used by monasteries across Europe.