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The Burgundians : A Vanished Empire by Bart Van Loo | Apollo

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Explore the fascinating history of the Burgundian Empire in Bart Van Loo's "The Burgundians: A Vanished Empire". This masterful narrative covers a thousand years of ambition, family dysfunction, and cultural evolution in medieval Europe. Available in paperback at Athenaeum.

Bart Van Loo
English 🇬🇧
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Dive into the extraordinary history of the Burgundian Empire with Bart Van Loo's acclaimed book, The Burgundians: A Vanished Empire. Praised for its vivid storytelling and meticulous research, this book offers a thrilling narrative that brings to life the ambitious aristocrats, brutal battles, and cultural achievements of medieval Europe.

Book Highlights:

  • A masterful history of the great dynasty of the Netherlands' Middle Ages.
  • Described as a "sumptuous feast of a book" by The Times and "thrillingly colourful and entertaining" by Sunday Times.
  • Chronicles the decline of knightly ideals and the rise of individualism and city dominance.
  • Examines the region's cultural history, highlighting great art, architecture, and music amidst chaos.

At the end of the fifteenth century, the independent state of Burgundy ceased to exist, torn apart by dynastic struggles. This once fabulously wealthy and turbulent region, nestled between France and Germany and closely tied to England, became the cradle of modern Belgium and the Netherlands.

Why You'll Love This Book:

  • A gripping narrative that reads like a thriller, blending historical facts with engaging storytelling.
  • Insight into the dynastic struggles that shaped modern Europe.
  • A deep dive into the cultural richness of the Burgundian era, offering a new perspective on medieval history.

Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply looking for an engrossing read, The Burgundians: A Vanished Empire is a must-have addition to your collection. Order your copy today from Athenaeum, your specialist wine and gastronomy bookstore.


  • Daily Telegraph: "5 stars! A thrilling narrative of the brutal, dazzlingly rich, wildly ambitious duchy."
  • De Morgen: "A masterpiece."
  • Le Soir: "A history book that reads like a thriller."

Add this masterpiece to your library and uncover the remarkable story of the Burgundian Empire, a key player in shaping Europe's medieval and modern history.


  • Author: Bart Van Loo
  • Format: Paperback / softback, 624 pages
  • Publisher: Apollo
  • ISBN: 978-1-78954-344-5
  • Published: 13 Oct 2022
  • Dimensions: 130 x 197 x 43 mm
  • Weight: 476g



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Bart Van Loo
English 🇬🇧
Number of pages
13 x 20 cm
Date of publication