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(eastern France). Three territorial designations – Austrasia, Lotharingia, and Lorraine (Ger. Lothringen) – characterize the historical development of this border region between France and the German Empire. At the beginning of the 6th century, a new kingdom (Austrasia) arose from the Roman province of Belgica I that extended, over the course of three centuries, from Reims to Thuringia. The later Lorraine was surrounded by three political powers: Burgundy, Alemania, and Champagne. With the division treaty of 843, the kingdom of Lothar I originate…

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Wolf, Gerhard Philipp, “Lorraine”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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