Carolingian Traditions and New Beginnings : The Coronation of Rudolph I of Upper Burgundy
Andrea Hauff, « Carolingian Traditions and New Beginnings : The Coronation of Rudolph I of Upper Burgundy », Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre, BUCEMA, 22.1, 2018.
The Kingdom of Upper Burgundy, also called Transjurane Burgundy and once part of the Middle Kingdom, belongs to the first post-Carolingian kingdoms that came into existence at the end of the ninth century. In the year 888, Charles the Fat (876-888), under whose reign all Carolingian territories had been reunited for the last time, died and Rudolph I (888-912), a member of the House of Welf and son of Conrad II the Younger (860/870), became king of Upper Burgundy. After the unification with the Kingdom of Lower Burgundy in the 940s, the realm became known as the Kingdom of Burgundy and remained as such until 1032.