The Fall of a Carolingian Kingdom: Lotharingia 855–869

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The Fall of a Carolingian Kingdom investigates how the first royal divorce scandal led to the collapse of a kingdom, changing the fate of medieval Europe. Through a set of annotated translations of key contemporary sources, the book presents the downfall of the Frankish kingdom of Lotharingia as a case study in early medieval politics, equipping readers to develop their own independent interpretations.

The book tracks the twists and turns of the scandal as it unfolded over a crucial decade and a half in the ninth century. Drawing on primary sources such as letters, material culture, and secret treaties, The Fall of a Carolingian Kingdom offers readers a sharply defined window into one of the most dramatic episodes in Carolingian history, rich with insights on the workings of early medieval society.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
Number of pages252
ISBN (Electronic)9781487545185, 9781487545192
ISBN (Print)9781487545093, 9781487545161
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2023


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