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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Germanic people
Scotland is a country of mixed Germanic and Celtic culture; while the Scottish Highlands and Galloway are more Celtic and akin to Celtic Ireland in its culture and Scottish Gaelic language, the Scottish Lowlands share their culture and language closely with its neighbour to the south and other Germanic peoples, speaking the Scots language.
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 stuggle of the Romanized Celts and Germanic tribes appears to to be the genesis of the Arthurian legend.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Germanic-people   (658 words)

  
 Germanic peoples information - Search.com
The Germanic peoples are the nations speaking Germanic languages, idioms descended from Proto-Germanic (spoken during the final centuries BC, the Pre-Roman Iron Age of Northern Europe).
The concept of "Germanic" as a distinct ethnic identity was hinted at by the early Greek geographer Strabo [1], who distinguished a barbarian group in northern Europe similar to, but not part of, the Celts.
The Germanic culture grew to the southwest and southeast, without sudden breaks, and it can be distinguished from the culture of the Celts inhabiting the more southerly Danube and Alpine regions during the same period.
www.search.com /reference/Germanic_peoples?redir=1   (2892 words)

  
 First Europe Tutorial - Germanic Invasions
However, the invasions of the Germanic tribes, particularly those of the fifth century, were equally important in precipitating the internal crises of the western empire and in profoundly modifying the political map of the west.
Germanic peoples were known to the Romans since the second century B.C.E. and despite many differences, the two groups did co-exist relatively peacefully.
Although the Germanic tribes precipitated the breakup of the Roman state in the West, the imperial government survived in the Greek speaking East.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/firsteuro/invas.html   (1332 words)

  
 Germanic History
The first clash between the Germanic peoples and the neighboring Romans was in the 2nd century BC, when the Cimbri and Teutons invaded Gaul and were defeated in present-day Provence, France.
The Frisians are the descendants of a Germanic tribe on the North Sea coast (between the Lower Rhine and the Ems River) and have preserved numerous traditions in addition to their own distinct language.
The number of Sinti and Roma peoples with German citizenship is estimated at 70,000 and have the Romani language.
www.rollintl.com /roll/germanics.htm   (2447 words)

  
 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.
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.
West Norse is the western branch of the North Germanic languages used in Iceland, Ireland, Norway, the Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland, and the Faroe Islands.
softrat.home.mindspring.com /germanic.html   (3010 words)

  
 Medieval Sourcebook: Tacitus: Germania
It is peculiar to this people to seek omens and monitions from horses.
No species of augury is more trusted, not only by the people and by the nobility, but also by the priests, who regard themselves as the ministers of the gods, and the horses as acquainted with their will.
This people are remarkable for a peculiar custom, that of twisting their hair and binding it up in a knot.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/tacitus1.html   (9535 words)

  
 Saint Paul Sommerfest, Minnesota - Emperors Ball History
The people governed in these territories are referred to as Germanic people.
The term Germanic people encompasses a vast array of ethnic and cultural heritages.
GAHF supports organizations and educations that are engaged in preserving the language, culture and traditions of the Germanic people in Minnesota.
www.saintpaulsommerfest.com /emperors_ball/history.html   (665 words)

  
  i-Friesland: The history of the ancient Frisian people
Tacitus wrote a particularly fascinating treatise about the Germanic peoples in 69 AD, describing the habits of the Germanic people, as well as listing numerous tribes by name.  Of the many tribes mentioned, the Frisians are the only ones that have preserved their ancient name.
The main Germanic tribes in Western Europe were the Jutish, Saxon, Frankish, Burgondish, Goth, Vandals, and Frisians.
After the decline of the Frankish government feudal structures disappeared from Friesland and the people were free farmers, shipbuilders, and fishermen.  The Dutch counts frequently turned an acquisitive eye to the farmlands of Frisia, but the people saw the Dutch as rivals in trade, not allies.
www.i-friesland.com /history.html   (571 words)

  
  chronology of boys' clothing : ancient civilizations -- the Germanic Tribes
The Germanic people were probably formed from a mixture of races in the coastal region of northern Europe, perhaps especially around the Baltic Sea.
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 stuggle of the Romanized Celts and Germanic tribes appears to to be the genesis of the Arthurian legend.
histclo.com /chron/ancient/ac-teut.html   (4281 words)

  
  DUTCH PEOPLE : Encyclopedia Entry
The Dutch trace their heritage to the Franks, a Germanic people originating from what is now Northern Poland, who settled in the southern Low Countries around 400 and quickly became the dominant Germanic tribe of the Region.
The feeling of affiliation is strongest among West Germanic people, the closest being the Flemish, Frisians and Afrikaners and to a lesser degree the English and Germans.
German people living in rural villages of Lower Saxony still have a strong cultural connection with Dutch people in the eastern Netherlands and visa versa.
bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Dutch_people   (1570 words)

  
  Germanic peoples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Germanic peoples are defined by their usage of the Germanic languages, idioms descended from Proto-Germanic (spoken during the final centuries BC, the Pre-Roman Iron Age of Northern Europe).
The adjective *þiudiskaz, referring to the language, continued in German Deutsch, English Dutch Dietsch, Danish Tysk, was not introduced until the 9th century, originally designating the language of the people in contrast to the Latin language.
The concept of "Germanic" as a distinct ethnic identity was hinted at by the early Greek geographer Strabo [1], who distinguished a barbarian group in northern Europe similar to, but not part of, the Celts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Germanic_people   (2844 words)

  
 The 5th Century Anglo-Saxon Invasion of England   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The people he was writing for would be aware of the events he was describing and it would have defeated his purpose to distort the truth.
A significant population of Germanic people of mixed tribal background was built up in cooperation with the Roman and British authorities during the fourth and the first half of the fifth centuries.
German or Germanic people is used to describe the invaders and English is generally used for Germanic people that settled in what was to become England.
members.aol.com /bakken1/angsax/asinv.htm   (6472 words)

  
 (27) Rites and mythology of the Germanic people.
(27) Rites and mythology of the Germanic people.
Most of the Germanic mythology is of Norwegian and Icelandic origin.
Between the 6th and 8th century some of the English people were converted easily and some under the pressure of the army.
encyclopediaofauthentichinduism.org /articles/27_rites_and.htm   (382 words)

  
 History and Origins of the Swedes and Sweden
The Aesir people dominated the area around the Sea of Azov for nearly 1000 years, though the surrounding areas to the north and east were known as the lands of the Scythians.
Germanic tribes, such as the Teutons and Goths, are considered the descended tribes of the Askaeni and their first settlements.
Finnish peoples referred to the Swedish voyagers as Ruotsi, Rotsi or Rus in contrast with Slavic peoples, which was derived from the name of the Swedish maritime district in Uppland, called "Roslagen", and its inhabitants, known as "Rodskarlar".
www.osterholm.info /swedes.html   (5947 words)

  
 Germanic Tribes and the Conquest of Rome
The way of life of all the Germanic tribes, at least before the influence of Rome affected those closest to the empire, was fairly similar.
The constitutional ideas of Romans and Germans were combined, usually to the benefit of the absolutism of the Germanic kings.
Roman agricultural practices were taken up by the Germans, who contributed their ability to open up the heavy clay soils that appeared once the forests had been cleared.
history-world.org /germanic_tribes.htm   (2778 words)

  
 (27) Rites and mythology of the Germanic people.
(27) Rites and mythology of the Germanic people.
Most of the Germanic mythology is of Norwegian and Icelandic origin.
Between the 6th and 8th century some of the English people were converted easily and some under the pressure of the army.
www.encyclopediaofauthentichinduism.org /articles/27_rites_and.htm   (382 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Germanic
It has a number of dialects and is spoken by more than 300,000 people, most of whom speak West Frisian and live in Friesland, a province of the Netherlands.
It is spoken by about 4 million people in Norway and another million in the other Scandinavian countries and North America.
Germanic towns in southern Brazil: ethnicity and change.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Germanic&StartAt=21   (889 words)

  
 Teutonic Deities
The German people were a constant threat to the Empire since the first appearance of the Cimbri and Teutones at the end of the second century BC.
The origin of the German people was obscure, but it is believed that they were originally come from Scandinavia, before migrating to northern Germany and the Baltic.
Ostara was the Germanic goddess of the sun and fertility.
www.timelessmyths.com /norse/teutonic.html   (1444 words)

  
 Germanic Law   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amongst the many Germanic peoples, and throughout the span of time from the Indo-European Migration until the close of the Viking Age, Tiw was revered and remembered by His Folk.
Since the Germanic people regarded law as being sprung from a collective acceptance of right and wrong, amongst fellow tribesmen, the closer to the local unit that the decision was made in, the better the decision reached usually would be.
He was assisted by “oath helpers,” people who stood in support of one of the parties, and usually drawn from one of the Kindreds (extended family) or those allied to such a family.
normannii.org /guilds_lore/lore/germanic_law.htm   (3037 words)

  
 Germanic Languages
German is a closer cousin to English than either language is to Danish or Swedish.
In Gothic (the earliest attested Germanic language, but not the source of the others, just a member of the Eastern branch of the family), the first and second person personal pronouns are (nominative) ik, þu, weis and jus; (accusative) mik, þuk, uns and izwis; (genitive) meina, þeina, unsara, and izwara.
Germanic languages continued to be spoken in the Germanic home lands of Scandinavia and central Germany, and are of course till spoken there today.
www.uta.edu /english/tim/courses/4301f98/oct5.html   (1312 words)

  
 The Foundations of the 19th Century, chapter 6
German music that was able to awaken to new life the old Celtic and old Germanic poetry in their original intention and significance; this we have learnt from the artistic achievements of the nineteenth century, which at the same time revealed the close relationship between both these sources.
And in the meantime the European States, founded by Germanic peoples, in spite of their, so to speak, improvised, always provisional and changeable character — or rather perhaps thanks to this character — proved themselves to be the most enduring as well as the most powerful in the world.
The principle of Germanic loyalty is evidently not the necessity of attachment, as Lamprecht thinks, but on the contrary the necessity of constancy within a man‘s own autonomous circle; self-determination testifies to it; in it freedom proves itself; by it the vassal, the member of the guild, the official, the officer asserts his independence.
www.hschamberlain.net /grundlagen/division2_chapter6.html   (10379 words)

  
 Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: Extent of Germanic Admixture in Iberia and Italy
The recent study on Y chromosome haplogroup I gives us the means to attempt a first-order quantification of the extent of Germanic admixture in parts of western Europe that were affected by the barbarian movements during and after the time of the western Roman empire's collapse.
While movements of peoples did in fact occur, causing the collapse of the western Empire, it appears that on the whole these did not alter the pre-existing genetic composition of the indigenous populations.
It is true what Dienekes says about the germanic influence in Italy and Spain, but he forgets that a whole Germanic people, the Suevi, occupied the Galician coast and established the first Kingdom in Western Europe not submitted to the Roman Empire.
dienekes.ifreepages.com /blog/archives/000576.html   (2009 words)

  
 FINNO-UGRIC PEOPLE: Volga Finns: history
The Finno-Ugric people are the original inhabitants of the European and Eurasian north that belong to a separate "Uralic Family" linguistic group.
Perhaps Germanic people had also followed game northward since the dawn of history and were accepted there amongst the Finns.
The Volga Finnic people are referred to as Finns here even though they differ significantly in many ways, especially in the language which is mostly conversationally unintelligible to Baltic Finns.The Swedes, with whom the Finns lived in harmony for over one millennium, did not practice genocide against the Finns as the Slavs did.
www.geocities.com /ojoronen/FGPEOPLE.HTM   (720 words)

  
 The Germanic people were in Britain BEFORE the Celts. | Antimoon Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Then, several Germanic peoples from modern day Germany and Denmark came over and drove all the Celts to the northern and western extremes of the island - they later became Scotland and Wales, and the rest of the island that was occupied by the Germanic people became England.
So the Germanic people, ancestors of the English, pushed the Celts into what is now Wales and Scotland AFTER the Celts invaded this Germanic land and killed everyone in sight.
This culture, was not limited to the place where Germanic people originated, but stretced from Northern france to Russia, and from Sweden to Northern Italy.They never got to Britain, not as the Battle Axe people at least.
www.antimoon.com /forum/t2955-0.htm   (1248 words)

  
 Germanic Law   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amongst the many Germanic peoples, and throughout the span of time from the Indo-European Migration until the close of the Viking Age, Tiw was revered and remembered by His Folk.
Since the Germanic people regarded law as being sprung from a collective acceptance of right and wrong, amongst fellow tribesmen, the closer to the local unit that the decision was made in, the better the decision reached usually would be.
He was assisted by “oath helpers,” people who stood in support of one of the parties, and usually drawn from one of the Kindreds (extended family) or those allied to such a family.
www.normanniireiks.org /guilds_lore/lore/germanic_law.htm   (3037 words)

  
 The Economic History of the Western Roman Empire: The Invasion of the Western Roman Empire by Barbarian Tribes
By 200 B.C. the border between the Germans and the Celts was pushed to the Rhine River.
As Germans were admitted into the army in the western Empire and became the backbone of the fighting force the officers commanding them soon were Germans as well.
The real power in the Empire came to reside in the German commanders in the army but these individuals were precluded because of their ancestry from holding the high offices in the civil government.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/barbarians.htm   (2122 words)

  
 URALIC: FINNO-UGRIC PEOPLE: Volga Finns: history
The relative composition of Mari people are: Mountain Mari 10%, Meadow Mari, 60% and Eastern Mari 30%.
The Western Mari dialect is spoken by 10-15% of Mari people ie.
Dispite the terrible fate of the Mari people at the hands of the Communists, the Mari culture could not be destroyed.
peacecountry0.tripod.com /fgpeople.htm   (4417 words)

  
 Reginheim
The Funnelbeaker culture inhabited roughly the same area as the later Germanic culture, this culture also built the so called "Hunebeds", which were megalithic tombs of large stones covered with earth, the "Funnelbeaker culture" has been named after the funnel-shaped beakers they created.
In their old ballads (which amongst them are the only sort of registers and history) they celebrate Tuisto, a God sprung from the earth, and Mannus his son, as the fathers and founders of the nation.
This fertile farmlands were perfectly able to support an advanced society and the loss of this lands (during the flood) may have caused a huge migration of people who all left their flooded home in search for new lands, which may explain the myths about great floods many cultures have.
www.geocities.com /reginheim/hisorigins.html   (1384 words)

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