A bare-bones (minus a few phalanges and ribs) of what will eventually become Germany. The beginning is alright, if very superficial, but the rest is overshadowed by the author's political agenda, dislike for Protestants and rabid anti-Prussianess (or basically a dislike for anything on the east side of the Elbe). There were also numerous factual errors and typos. The inclusion of maps was usefull. There is no timeline or list of references, or even further recommended reading. In short, a poor offering.