Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country

Category: Book
By (author): Winder, Simon
Subject:  HISTORY / Europe / Western
  HISTORY / General
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Published: May 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 9.16in x 6.77in x 1.64in
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From The Publisher*Following Danubia and the bestselling Germania, Lotharingia is the third and final instalment in Simon Winder's hilarious and informative personal exploration of European history. 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; the story of a place between places. In this beguiling 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.
Biographical NoteSimon Winder is the author of the highly praised The Man Who Saved Britain and the Sunday Times top-ten bestseller Germania. He works in publishing and lives in London, England.