Homework Help

What did the Treaty of Verdun do in 843?

user profile pic

treybengals123 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM via web

dislike 1 like

What did the Treaty of Verdun do in 843?

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

The Treaty of Verdun in 843 split up the Carolingian Empire.  It helped to create a situation in which Germany and France became separate ethnic, cultural, and political entities.

After Charlemagne's death, the empire that he created and ruled split apart.  After Charlemagne's son Louis (who succeeded him) died, Louis's three sons signed the Treaty of Verdun.  It split up the Carolingian Empire between them, creating three kingdoms.  One of these kingdoms was in the West and would form the core of France.  One was in the East and would become Germany.  By splitting the Carolingian Empire, the Treaty of Verdun created these separate kingdoms that would grow apart instead of staying together as part of one empire.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes