Admonitio generalis

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The Admonitio generalis was an important piece of Carolingian legislation, promulgated in 789 by the Emperor Charlemagne. It contained a total of eighty two clauses pertaining mainly to ecclesiastical regulation.

The Admonitio is considered to be one of the most important cultural artifacts of the Carolingian period, and has been commonly cited as one of the primary pieces of evidence for the existence of the cultural revival generally known as the Carolingian Renaissance. The text of the Generalis itself also attests to the responsibility of Charlemagne as Frankish ruler for the salvation of his people. An edition of the text, edited and introduced by Michael Glatthaar, was published in 2012 for the Monumenta Germaniae Historica.

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