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The Ottonians

In 911, Germany.... Splits from France
Germany had.... An elected king
Power was... Concentrated into regional blocks
Henry the Fowler's successor was... Otto I (Otto the Great), ruled from 936 to 973
Added __________________ to the Empire Modern day eastern Germany
Reestablished control in ______________ Italy
Became "Roman Emperor" in 962. Why was this important? By calling himself Emperor, he gets the prestige that is associated with he Romans
Ottonian Renaissance was... Started by monks
Renaissance: The rebirth of culture, art
Gerbert of Aurillac's studies were An example of increased learning. (Studied in Spain, tutored princes, became Pope Sylvester II)
Learning was... Only available to the rich
Adaption of... Byzantine styles
Monks were... Men who lived apart to focus on their service to God
Organized themselves into ________________, led by _________________ Abbeys, abbots
Ideally would be.... Self-sufficient
Female equivalents... Nuns, abesses