|Title of host publication||Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online|
|Editors||David G. Hunter, Paul J. J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 2018|
The Franks were originally a confederation of pagan German-speaking tribes living across the Rhine valley. In the late 5th century CE, they established a kingdom in former Roman Gaul, under the leadership of the Merovingian clan.