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Carolingian   /kˌɛrəlˈɪndʒiən/   Listen

A member of the Carolingian dynasty.  Synonym: Carlovingian.

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"Carolingian" Quotes from Famous Books

... predecessors in the strict unity of subject, which subordinates each episode and each digression to the personal adventures of the heroine and hero; while the death and obsequies of Adonis afford a tragic close that is lacking to previous poems detached from the Carolingian cycle. Contemporary writers praised it as a poem of peace. But it is the poem of ignoble peace, of such peace as Italy enjoyed in servitude, when a nation of cicisbei had naught to occupy their energies but sensual pleasure. Ingenious as ...
— Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2 - The Catholic Reaction • John Addington Symonds

... imperceptibly larger than the second it was the lawyer, not the merchant, who stood to make the laws for the people. But not only to make laws: he was also in some mystic way the Persona and Representative of all the plain. The long sun-lit fields; the infinite past—Carolingian, enormous; the delicate fronds of young trees; the distant sight of the mountains, which is the note of all that land; the invasions it had suffered, the conquests it might yet achieve; its soul and its material self, were all summed up in the solicitor, not in the farmer, and he was ...
— Hills and the Sea • H. Belloc

Words linked to "Carolingian" :   sovereign, Charles the Great, monarch, Charles I, Charles, crowned head, Pepin, Pepin III, Carlovingian dynasty, Carlovingian, Pepin the Short, Carolus, Charlemagne

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