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I'm not so sure boundaries were ever all that physical, since the end of the Roman Empire. For much of the middle ages, they did not exist fully - nobles ruling near the boundaries of two kings' zones of influence would quite regularly switch allegiance. Maps of "France" in the middle ages usually show a few enclaves. Land was more property than nation or state at the time...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 05:24:30 PM EST
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