Germany: A Short History

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A Brief Chronology

Antiquity
First Millennium B.C. Migration of Germanic
tribes into the area of present-day Germany.
A.D. 9 Battle of Teutoburg Forest: annihilation of
three Roman legions under Varus by Ger-
manic insurgents under Arminius.
A.D. 16Defeat of Arminius by Germanicus, followed
by heavy Roman losses of seaborne troop
transports in a North Sea storm and subse-
quent abandonment of Roman colonization
of central Germany between the Rhine and
the Elbe.

The Frankish Period (Early Middle Ages)
431-751Merovingian Dynasty.
752-911Carolingian Dynasty.
768-814 Emperor Charlemagne ( Charles the Great;
Karl der Grosse; Carolus Magnus), king of
the Franks in 768; king of the Lombards in
774; emperor in 800.
814-840 Emperor Louis I (the Pious), son of Char-
lemagne.
843Division of the Carolingian Empire among
three grandsons of Charlemagne under the
Treaty of Verdun (with subsequent redivi-
sions).
843-876 King Louis II (the German), son of Louis the
Pious.
876-887 Emperor Charles III (often referred to as "the
Fat," an epithet given him only centuries

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Maps vii
  • Preface ix
  • Preface to The Second Edition xii
  • Preface to The Third Edition xiii
  • 1 - Antiquity to 1250 3
  • 2 - From 1250 to 1815 46
  • 3 - From 1815 to 1914 104
  • 4 - From 1914 to the Present 149
  • A Brief Chronology 261
  • A Selected Bibliography 281
  • Index 333
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