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Central Europe in the early Middle Ages.

Neustria or Neustria was the northwestern part of the Frankish Empire between the Loire and the Scheldt from 511 to 737 . The Merovingians ruled this part of the empire throughout.

During the time of its existence, Neustria (that is, the country in the west) often had to fight out conflicts with its eastern neighbor Austrasia , although these two countries were often linked in personal union.

Neustria was a successor to the Empire of Soissons and a forerunner of the West Frankish Empire . Its chiefs all held the title of king .

Kings of Neustria


  • Hartmut Atsma (Ed.): La Neustrie. Les pays au nord de la Loire de 650 à 850. Colloque historique international (= supplements of Francia. 16/1 and 16/2). Thorbecke, Sigmaringen 1989, ISBN 3-7995-7316-X ( Vol. 1 online ; Vol. 2 online ).
  • Patrick Périn (ed.): La Neustrie. Les pays au nord de la Loire de Dagobert à Charles le Chauve (VIIe-IXe siècles), Rouen 1985.

Web links

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  1. Matthias Becher: Charlemagne. Munich 1999, p. 33.