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The Romans and The Franks

History is one of the things that influence the thinking and the ideas that are offered to day to day problems. It is, therefore, important for us to be conversant with the history not only of the things that are close to us but broad enough to help us expand our knowledge on issues. This is the main reason why the parents and leaders of the past generations always took their time to pass on important fact about culture and beliefs to young generations. One important history that is very important especially to the Christians is that of the Romans and the Franks. Back in the 8th century, Christianity for the first time experienced a split which led to the birth of the Romans and the Franks.

Basis of Separation

Separation of a group is seen as the beginning of problems and loose of power for the group. Reasons for separation could be many and at times may seem farfetched and would be considered as not important to warrant a separation. However, nature must always take its course and in this case it did. By looking at the two names of the groups that emerged, it is easy to tell that this first Christian separation was based on racial or ethnic lines. Due to the struggle between the ethnic ideas and may be political reasons these two groups emerged. It is, however, good to note that these two groups cannot be really said to have separated but only got distinguished based on what each group believed. This is the reason as to why we see them having Carolus Magnus aka Charlse the Great as king both the groups between the period of 800 and 814.


He lived in the years 742 and 814. During his last 14 years, he was the leader of the two groups of Christianity. Their distinction was based on political and thus mainly relied on the area of coverage. When referred to as the ruler of the Franks, the area under him included Belgium, Netherlands, France and some part of Germany. This area would change when he was referred to as Roman Empire. In this case, he would be the head of the initial Franks region but now including the whole of Germany and the northern Spain. This clearly shows us that the two groups were only separated by political ideologies but were still united as Christians.