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  Germanic peoples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The early Germanic tribes spoke mutually intelligible dialects, and shared a common culture and mythology (see Germanic mythology), as is indicated by Beowulf and the Volsunga saga.
In Denmark the Jutes merged with the Danes, in Sweden the Geats merged with the Swedes.
Some of the Germanic tribes are frequently blamed in popular depictions of the fall of the Roman Empire in the late 5th century.
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 German-American World Historical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The early Germanic tribes spoke mutually intelligible dialects and shared a common culture and mythology, as is indicated by Beowulf and the Volsunga saga.
Some of the Germanic tribes are frequently blamed in popular conceptions for the fall of the Roman Empire in the late 5th century.
The Lusatian Sorbs are the descendants of Slavic tribes.
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 chronology of boys' clothing : ancient civilizations -- the Germanic Tribes
The Germanic tribes pushing south encountered the Romans at a period in their history that they were expanding north of the alps, setting in motion one of the titanic confrontations in history and one which was not completely resolved until World War II.
The western Germanic tribes are the ones who first contacted the Romans and their territory in the west and south became a province of the Roman Empire.
The North Germanic tribes were unknown to the Romans, but burst out upon Medieval Europeans in the 9th century as the Vikings and played a major role in the history of Western Europe, especially the British and French.
histclo.com /chron/ancient/ac-teut.html   (4141 words)

 Indo-European Chronology: the 5th period
According to the legend, Germans led by the tribe of Goths (from the island of Gotalnd) and their king Berig, landed on the Baltic shore in the land of the Slavs.
Tribes which attempted to resist were either eliminated or had to join the Hunnu in their movement to the West.
Vandals were one of the East Germanic tribes which used to live not far from Goths and Burgunds, but later migrated south and appeared in the beginning of the 5th century in France.
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 Germanic Languages
The East Germanic branch of the Germanic languages was spoken by the Germanic speaking people who, in the second through fourth centuries C. E., migrated first to the Danube and Black Sea areas from the Germanic homeland.
East Norse is the eastern branch of the North Germanic languages used in Denmark and Sweden and their present and former colonies.
The Germanic branch of Indo-European is a centum language, characterized by systematic change in initial stops, a stress accent on the first syllable of the root, by the productive use of ablaut in verbs, by the use of a dental suffix in verb morphology, and by the use of strong and weak adjective conjugations.
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 The Germans
After the conquest of Rome and a feeble attempt by the some Germanic tribes to continue Roman culture and institutions, the face of Europe was gradually transformed by a remarkable diversity of Germanic tribes.
For the most part, the term "Germanic" is almost entirely a linguistic rather than a cultural term—it refers mainly to the tribal groups in Europe that spoke similar languages, Germanic, that had been derived from Celtic sources.
German religious practice was largely shamanistic as it was among the Celts; as with the Celts, religious ceremonies took place in groves and sometimes by bodies of water—this indicates that there was a strong sense of nature in Germanic religion.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/MA/GERMANS.HTM   (3127 words)

Germanic society was build on a system which was similar to that of the Celtic clans, though the Germanic equivalent of the clan was called "Sibbe" (plural:"Sibben"), in Old Norse the sibbe was called "Sifja", in Old Saxon:"Sibbia", in Anglo-Saxon:"Sib", and in Proto-Germanic:"sebjo".
In the Germanic lawsystem all members of the sibbe were equal and had the same rights, children in the sibbe had the same rights as adults from the time they learned how to speak and express their wishes.
Germanic tribes often divided their land into provinces that had around the same size as our modern ones, each of them had an amount of autonomy that can be compared a little to that of the modern American states.
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 Germanic History
Up to the last century, it was a widely held belief that German history began in the year A.D. That was when Arminius, a prince of a Germanic tribe called the Cherusci, vanquished three Roman legions in the Teutoburg Forest (southeast of modern-day Bielefeld).
When the Romans in turn attempted to conquer the area east of the Rhine River early in the 1st century, they were defeated by the Cherusci chief Arminius (Hermann).
Germanic languages are still spoken today in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, and the English-speaking countries.
www.rollintl.com /roll/germanics.htm   (2447 words)

The tribes that eventually settled in the Germanic area were tribes that had for the most part been migrating throughout Europe for many years.
There were some tribes that claimed to have Germanic ties, such as the Treveri and the Sugambri and some others but for the most part the tribes that made up Germany migrated from Gaul or other surrounding areas.
The main cities that the Romans founded with the Germanic tribes were Cologne, which was the capital of Germania Inferior.
www.usd.edu /~clehmann/pir/germany.htm   (1447 words)

 chronology of boys' clothing : ancient civilizations -- the Germanic origins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The migration from Scandinavia was often along rivers, the Germanic tribes from southern Scandinavia pushed south along the Weser, Oder, Baltic Sea and via the North Harz to the Rhine, the Channel, the Weichsel and the Danube.
The Germanic tribes that were pushing south encountered the Romans at a period in their history when the latter were expanding north of the Alps, setting in motion one of the titanic confrontations.
Germans are people who speak the High German language and were, at one time, citizens of Das Deutsche Reich, ruled by, either, an emperor such as Kaiser Wilhelm or Adolf Hitler.
histclo.hispeed.com /chron/ancient/ger/ger-org.html   (1500 words)

One of the most problematic issues in studying the Germanic tribes is the difficulty in identifying individual tribes in the Roman documentation.
The tribes are sometimes given generic terms such as Goth, Gaul, Germani, or barbarian interchangeably over this period and sometimes they are named by their presumed ethnicity or by their current chief.
The enigmatic tribes, hidden by both modern dogma and ancient rhetoric, are usually associated with the largest and most influential Germanic tribes, the Goths and/ or the Alamans.
www.cast.uark.edu /student_pubs/david_holt/disparity_in_identifying_the_ger.htm   (898 words)

 The Economic History of the Western Roman Empire: The Invasion of the Western Roman Empire by Barbarian Tribes
When the western Germanic tribes, those originally from the Elbe-Oder region, ran out of territory that could easily be acquired their social and economic structure had to be modified.
Besides the Goths the other eastern Germanic tribes were the Vandals, the Gepids, the Burgundians and the Lombards, names that appear in the later history of western Europe far from their original homelands.
The monarchical tribes had kings, who were also elected by the assemblies, but in contrast in the monarchical tribes or states the king had to be selected from certain royal families.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/barbarians.htm   (2130 words)

 Goths Definition / Goths Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Goths were an East Germanic tribeThe tribes referred to as East Germanic constitute a wave of migrants who moved from Scandinavia into the area between the Oder and Vistula rivers between 600 - 300 BC.
The East Germanic languages are contrasted with North and West Germanic.
However, the East Germanic languages shared many characteristics with North Germanic, perhaps because of the later migration date.
www.elresearch.com /Goths   (319 words)

West of the limes were the subjugated Germanic tribes of Germania Inferior and Germania Superior which soon mixed their ethnic identity with that of the Romans.
In the following 500 years the movements of many Germanic tribes, primarily to the south, invaded the Roman Empire on several occasions, such as the Marcomanni, the Vanadals, the Langobards (today’s Lombardy), and by far the two biggest Germanic tribes namely, the Visigoths and the Ostrogoths whose ancestral homes were today’s Denmark and Sweden.
Attila, the last leader of the Huns died in 453/4, and further upheavals of Germanic tribes against the Huns finalized the disintegration and subsequent eviction of the Huns from Germanic soil.
www.gswmb.ca /the_homland_1.htm   (2044 words)

 boys historical clothing essays: Germanic Latin cultural divide Teutoberg Forrest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
While Varus failed to unite the Germans, his brilliant military victory established the Rhine as the border between the civilized Roman Empire and the barberous Germanic tribes.
The German leader was Arminius (sometimnes referred to as Hermann) who was the youthful leader of the Cherusci (a Germanic tribe).
The Rhine and the Danuble to the south became in effect the boundary between civilized Rome and the barbarous Germanic east.
histclo.hispeed.com /essay/e-gleur.html   (990 words)

 Wikinfo | Franks
The Franks were one of several west Germanic tribes who entered the late Roman Empire as foederati and established a lasting realm in an area that is part of today's France and Germany, forming the historic kernel of these two modern countries.
The Merovingians adhered to the Germanic practice of dividing their lands among their sons, and the frequent division, reunification and redivision of territories often resulted in murder and warfare within the leading families.
These ideas and beliefs were rooted in a background that drew from both Roman and Germanic tradition, a tradition that began before the Carolingian ascent and continued to some extent even after the death of Louis the Pious and his sons.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Franks   (2289 words)

 Germanic Tribes Portal
A germanic tribe on the "upper Wupper" River, between the lower Weser and lower Ems Rivers, neighbors of the germanic tribe Chasuarii.
The precursor tribe or confederation of tribes of the Langobards was the Winnili.
The Turingii tribe, a germanic tribe, was from the Elbe and Saale River areas in middle Germany.
www.duerinck.com /tribes1.html   (6578 words)

 About Books for the Medieval Period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This book is an historical account of events in Europe from the Christianization of the Roman Empire to the solid foundations of medieval institutions, recounting the demise of the empire, immigrations and raids from the north and east (Germanic tribes to the Huns), the rise of Islam, and the Carolingian era.
The Germanic tribes are known as the inheritors of the Western Roman Empire.
This is a well-researched and documented analysis of the conversion of the Germanic tribes to the imported and fundamentally foreign religion of Christianity during the period of 300-780 AD.
www.sedelmeier.com /book15.htm   (2458 words)

 Franks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Franks formed one of several west Germanic tribes who entered the late Roman Empire from Frisia as foederati and established a lasting realm in an area that covers part today's France and Germany (Franconia) forming the historic kernel of both two modern countries.
The Frankish realm underwent many partitions and since the Franks divided their property among sons and lacking a broad sense of res publica they conceived of the realm as large extent of private property.
The Merovingian chieftains adhered to the Germanic of dividing their lands among their sons the frequent division reunification and redivision of often resulted in murder and warfare within leading families.
www.freeglossary.com /Franks   (2569 words)

 Balkans300   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
For a generation after their arrival along the Danube, the Huns were remarkably quiet, but under their new ambitious leader, Attila (who came to power in 433), they began a new wave assault, taking advantage of the weaknesses of both halves of the Empire.
By 451, Attila the Hun had defeated all of the Germanic tribes East of the Rhine, but was checked by a German tribe which had resettled west of the Rhine, the Franks.
Led by the Gepids, the Germans fell upon the Huns and defeated them at the battle of Nedao, in 454.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/cas/his/CoreArt/maps/balkans451.html   (331 words)

 Invasions in Europe 800 B.C. - 400 B.C.
The new cultures from the east migrated to Europe because of invasions of Steppe tribes from Asia, and changes in climate pompted Germanic culture to leave the Baltic area.
The West-Germans were the most well known due to their contact with the Romans, and can be subdivided into Germanic tribes near the North Sea (Chaukes, Frisians and Batavians), between the Rhine and Elbe (Ubians, Sugambri, Chamavi, Cherusci and Chatti) and in Central and Southern Germany (Hermunduri, Marcomanni and Quades in the Danu be area).
The East-Germanic tribes on the other hand were constantly renewed by and mixed with people travelling from Northern Germany and Poland through the valleys of the Oder and Vistula.
www.let.leidenuniv.nl /history/migration/chapter113.html   (1169 words)

 SBF Glossary: OF to OMVPE
West Germanic is one of three main divisions of the Germanic language family, which in turn is one of a dozen or so major divisions of the Indo-European language family.
The East Germanic tribes migrated from the Baltic and settled around the Black Sea by the fourth century.
But High German is the ancestor of standard German, and historically, most German literature has been written in OHG or one of its descendant languages.
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 portland imc - 2003.11.11 - i'm "white" but i am still an american native..
the germans and the celts and the nordics have all forgotten by now, because now they are the diseased one..
*English: the anglos and saxxons, mainland west germanic peoples who both settled the british isles, whose cultures melted into what became "english", who were then conquered in 1066 by the normans, thereby adding major french influence.
*Prussian: a random assortment of east germanic tribes that became prussia (east germany).
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A Germanic people belonging to the family of East Germans.
From 462 the Vandal kingdom included Africa and the islands of the Mediterranean, that is Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and the Balearic Islands, but like the other Germanic kingdoms on Roman soil the kingdom of the Vandals in Africa began to decay from the lack of unity of religion and of race among the two populations.
Catholic bishops were punished by Genseric with deposition, exile, or death, and laymen were excluded from office and frequently suffered confiscation of their property.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15268b.htm   (846 words)

 Germanic mythology - Art History Online Reference and Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Germanic mythology is a comprehensive term for Norse mythology, Anglo-Saxon mythology and other versions of the mythologies of the Germanic peoples.
The Frankish emperor Charlemagne is said to have made a substantial collection of Germanic pre-Christian writings, which was deliberately destroyed after his death.
Unfortunately, even less is known about mythology or religion of the East Germanic peoples, separated from the remaining Germanic tribes during the Migration period.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Germanic_mythology   (394 words)

 germanic tribes
The basic Germanic political structure was the tribe, headed by a chief who was elected for his ability as a war leader.
It was these tribes that resulted in Rome's losing control of the great frontier." You will find information about the Franks, Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Burgundians, Angles, Saxons, Ostrogoths, Vandals and Lombards.
__ "The Vandals were a Germanic tribe of Jutland (now in Denmark), who migrated to the valley of the Odra (Oder) River about the 5th century BC.
www.archaeolink.com /germanic_tribes.htm   (834 words)

 Rotten Tomatoes Forums - How is modern America like Ancient Rome?
Eventually, the Romans were able to bribe some of them by giving them land and jobs on the northern borders of the Empire, relying on them to keep anyone else away*.
The Goths and Germans kept coming, began to outnumber the Romans in many places, and northern Rome eventually became dependant on them for protection against other Goths, Germans, and the Huns, since most Romans didn't want to become soldiers, whereas the "barbarians" did*.
When you read historic texts, the barbaric tribes of Western Europe are often called "Germans" because they evolved into that group and their culture was most retained there.
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