New book: Alsace-Lorraine, the story of a lost country

New book: Alsace-Lorraine, the story of a lost country

Attached to the kingdom of France under Louis XIV and Louis XV, Alsace and Lorraine despite themselves were the stake and the symbol of the conflicts which opposed France and Germany from 1870 to 1945. Tossed between the two camps depending on the fate of arms, Alsace and Lorraine have retained from this eventful history a real specificity on the legal, fiscal, social, religious and patrimonial level. In his book, the history professor at the University of Nancy François Roth revisits in a precise and accessible way the history of Alsace-Lorraine over this period. An inventory whose content still amazes the French "inside". A story that has long fueled the collective imagination. François Roth, Alsace-Lorraine, History of a "lost country" from 1870 to the present day, published by Place Stanislas.


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