Can the Carolingians be considered a prototype of the Habsburgs and other "power" families of 16th-17th century Europe?
Answer from: Leonid Zabelin:
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I don't think that makes sense. Why especially the Carolingians, and not the Merovingians, who ruled the Franks before them, for example? Also almost 300 years of history, a very prominent dynasty. And in general, I don't really understand what the "the prototype ", Especially for comparisons with the 16th-17th centuries, when our feudalism is gradually coming to naught.