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Lotharingia : a personal history of France, Germany and the countries in between
Lotharingia : a personal history of France, Germany and the countries in between
Winder, Simon2020
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'Lotharingia' is the third installment in Simon Winder's personal history of Europe. In 843 AD, the three surviving grandsons of the great emperor Charlemagne met at Verdun. After years of bitter squabbles over who would inherit the family land, they finally decided to divide the territory and go their separate ways. In a moment of staggering significance, one grandson inherited the area we now know as France, another Germany and the third received the piece in between: Lotharingia. 'Lotharingia' is a history of in-between Europe. It is the story of a place between places. In this beguiling, hilarious and compelling book, Simon Winder retraces the various powers that have tried to overtake the land that stretches from the mouth of the Rhine to the Alps and the might of the peoples who have lived there for centuries.
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Imprint:
London : Picador, 2020.
Collation:
504 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2019.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781509803262 (pbk)
Dewey class:
943.014943.014WIN
Language:
English
BRN:
2909787
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