Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Divisions of the Carolingian Empire

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Series:

Der Neue Schulmann

Timeframe:

Mittelalter

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

unknown

Publisher:

Der Neue Schulmann, Stuttgart

Year of publication:

1957

Themes:

War    European history   

The picture shows a map of the Carolingian Empire with its borders: 1st after the treaty of Verdun (843 A.C.) and 2nd after the treaty of Meersen (879 A.C.) In the Treaty of Verdun the sons of Louis II and the grandsons of Charlemagne agreed on the division of the territoriy of Francia into three parts: 1. The Western Frankish Realm of Charles the Bald (Neustria, Aquitaine), 2. the Central Frankish Realm of Lothar I (Burgundy, Provence, Austrasia), and 3. the Eastern Frankish Realm of Louis the German (Frisia, Saxony, Alemannia, Bavaria). With the Treaty of Meersen the territory of Lotharingia was divided between Charles the Bald and Louis the German. Until World War II this treaty remained a matter of conflict between Germany and France.