A Brief Political and Geographic History of Europe (Where Are Prussia, Gaul, and the Holy Roman Empire?)
Prussia. Gaul. The Holy Roman Empire. These places played a crucial role in the development of Western Europe. But where were they, and what happened to them? The borders of countries and territories shifted over time as kings and queens, prime ministers and farmers demanded political, religious, and economic change. Greedy dictators and emperors grabbed as much land as they could. Peasants and revolutionaries wanted to secure a better future for themselves and their families.
Open this book and explore exciting places and times through pictures, maps, and stories. Meet Julius Caesar and Marie Antoinette, root for the British or the French at the Battle of Trafalgar, and take a peek behind the Iron Curtain. Wander through modern-day Europe, crossing borders and spending euros. Lose yourself in a world gone by, and wonder at the complex place Western Europe is today.