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  Goths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Goths were briefly reunited under one crown in the early sixth century under Theodoric the Great, who became regent of the Visigothic kingdom following the death of Alaric II at the Battle of Vouillé in 507.
The Goths are believed to have crossed the Baltic Sea sometime between the end of this period, ca 300 BC, and 100, and in the traditional province of Ostrogothia, in Sweden, archaeological evidence shows that there was a general depopulation during this period.
The Goths' relationship with Sweden became an important part of Swedish nationalism, and until the 19th century the view that the Swedes were the direct descendants of the Goths was common.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Goths   (3284 words)

 Goths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A united tribe until the third it was during that period that they into the eastern Goths or Ostrogoths and the western Goths or Visigoths.
Though many of the fighting nomads who them were to prove more bloody the were feared because the captives they took battle were sacrificed to their god of (who was likely to have been either or Wodan) and the captured arms hung in as a token-offering.
The Goths were briefly reunited under one in the early sixth century under the king Theodoric the Great who became regent of the Visigothic for nearly two decades.
www.freeglossary.com /Goths   (903 words)

 Gaut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaut was one of Odin's names and the name forms are thought to be echoes of an ancient ancestry tradition among Germanic tribes, such as that of Yngvi and the Ingaevones.
Jordanes in The origin and deeds of the Goths traces the line of the Amelungs up to Hulmul son of Gapt, purportedly the first Gothic hero of record.
Tomyris was, according to Herodotus, a queen of the Massagetae.
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Goths, ancient Teutonic people, who in the 3rd to the 6th century AD were an important power in the Roman world.
According to the 6th-century Gothic historian Jordanes, the Goths came from Sweden across the Baltic Sea to the basin of the Wis³a (Vistula) River.
Ulfilas, bishop of the Goths, translated the Bible into Gothic and was largely responsible for the conversion of the Goths to a form of Christianity called Arianism.
history-world.org /goths.htm   (3144 words)

 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)

 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.
Germans lived in Spain for rather a long time (practically until the 8th century), but still they did not leave any sufficient trace in the language of the people which remained a dialect of Popular Latin.
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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 Sicilian Peoples: The Vandals and Goths - Best of Sicily Magazine
They cannot be said to have influenced Sicily to the extent of the Greeks or Romans, but the Vandals and Goths (specifically the Ostrogoths) controlled the island for a brief interlude which ushered in the Middle Ages.
The Goths, like the Vandals, were a Germanic people originally from Scandinavia (or possibly the Baltics) but they had settled in Poland and parts of what is now Russia; they had likewise been pushed from their homeland by the invading Huns.
It is also true, however, that the Goths had grown closer than the Vandals to Roman society in the century before the first invasions, a development which partly explains their greater affinity with Roman culture and institutions.
www.bestofsicily.com /mag/art162.htm   (1551 words)

 Poznań Archaelogical Museum - Jewellery of the Goths - temporary exhibition
The evidence of the Goths' presence in what is currently Poland is still not well-known and is connected, first of all, with the cemeteries in which rich graves have been often discovered.
The fact that the Germanic people buckled their mantles with a spike (spina) was probably included by Tacitus in order to highlight a habit that differed from the Ancient Romans.
The Goths proved their perfection in the utilization of filigree (or its imitation), granulation, the setting of delicately ornamented silver or gilded plates as well as inlaying.
muzarp.poznan.pl /muzeum/muz_eng/wyst_czas/Goci_katalog/index_kat.html   (3534 words)

 The Fall of Rome: The Triumph of the Slaves
The Goths were one of the last waves of Indo-European invaders to enter continental Europe and had originally settled in relative isolation in Sweden and other southern parts of Scandinavia.
The Eastern Emperor, Theodosius, unhappy with the blatant manipulation of the Western emperor by Abrogast, sent an army comprised of Germanic Goths and Vandals, under the leadership of the Gothic prince, Alaric, and the Vandal, Stilicho, respectively.
This first Germanic emperor not elected by the Senate is regarded by some historians as the proper end of the Roman Empire in the West, although in reality the Western Empire had ceased to exist many years before, being held together only in name by the recruitment of mercenaries into the imperial armies.
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 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)

 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.
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.
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.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/barbarians.htm   (2130 words)

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P. Heather and J. Matthews in their book The Goths in the Fourth Century contradict themselves by claiming that the culture was homogeneous. The culture itself has at least three distinct types of dwellings and different settlement arrangements and patterns.
They both put in much effort to glorify the Goths and their kings as well as to put the Goths on a par with the ancient Romans. It is true that tribal names similar to the Goths appeared in some other ancient sources.
Although the migration of the Eastern Germanic people to the Black Sea is a fascinating story on its own, the Pomeranian Gutones of the first century cannot be equated with the Ostrogoths or the Visigoths who were known to the Romans.
users.tpg.com.au /zarovia/goths.doc   (3492 words)

 The Barbarians
Most of the cultural background for the Germanic tribes are described by Tactius in his Germania.
The husband and wife are satisfied with each other and the wife is expected to love her husband, not the bond of marriage itself.
The Germanic tribes began to move towards the Roman frontiers as early as the time of Marcus Aurelius.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Sparta/6018/bar.html   (754 words)

 History and Origins of the Swedes and Sweden
The migrations could take place over several decades, and often when the Germanic tribes were mentioned in the written sources, the Romans had only met raiding groups occupying warriors or mercenaries operating far away from their people.
Germanic tribes, such as the Teutons and Goths, are considered the descended tribes of the Askaeni and their first settlements.
The ancestor of all modern Scandinavian languages, beginning with the Germanic form, was developed from the languages of the Aesir (Thracian tribes) and Goths (Germanic tribes).
www.osterholm.info /swedes.html   (5947 words)

 Transylvania - History Forum
Even before the romans withdrew their troops from Dacia, the goths were joining the people near the roman limes and together were pressing on the border, ocassionally getting into Empire and raiding and pillaging the settlements in their way.
The goths probably came from the actual Baltic region to the actual Ukraine and then to the eastern and south of the actual Romania.
A German archaeologist proposed that the objects were put near a spring, they being an offer to a divinized spring (in early christianity it was related to the cult of some saints).
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West Germanic peoples migrate south into the area of modern Germany, displacing the Celts who had previously ruled this region.
378 C.E. The Goths defeat the Romans in the East at the Battle of Adrianople.
436 C.E. The Huns, encouraged by the Roman Emperor Aetius, overrun the East Germanic kingdom of the Burgundians on the Rhine, killing King Gundahari (the historical antecedent for Gunther/Gunnar of the Nibelungenlied / Volsunga saga).
www.stavacademy.co.uk /mimir/TimeLines.htm   (1235 words)

 Europa: The History of the White Race: Chapter 19   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Goths were one of the later waves of Indo-European invaders to enter continental Europe and had originally settled in relative isolation in Sweden and other southern parts of Scandinavia.
During this time the marauding Germans took a heavy toll of the local population: countless numbers were killed, considerably thinning out the largely mixed race population (creating space for the later Germanic Lombard invasion of Northern Italy).
The result of this Germanization of the Roman army was that a large number of generals were also Germans: this ultimately had to have a political impact, as the armies had long decided the fate of many the Roman emperor.
www.fortunecity.com /victorian/fowles/500/hwr19.htm   (3321 words)

Their traditions relate that the Goths originally lived on both sides of the Baltic Sea, in Scandinavia and on the Continent.
Theodoric dreamed of an amalgamation of the Teutons and the Romans, of a Germanic state, in which the Ostrogoths were to dominate.
BRADLEY, The Goths (London, 1898); DAHN, Die Könige der Germanen, II-IV (Würzburg, 1861-66); MANSO, Geschichte des ostgotischen Reichs in Italien (Breslau, 1824); HODGKIN, Italy and her invaders, III, IV (London, 1885); HARTMANN, Das italienische Königreich (Gotha, 1897); WIETERSHEIM, Geschichte der Völkerwanderung, I, II (Leipzig, 1880, 81).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11347d.htm   (731 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Varni   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Pliny the Elder wrote Germanorvm genera qvinqve: Vandili, qvorvm pars Bvrgodiones, Varinnae, Charini, Gvtones meaning that there were five Germanic races: the Vandals whom the Burgundians were part of, the Varinnae, the Charini and the Gutones (Goths).
It is likewise mentioned in passing by Procopius who wrote that when the Heruls (Eruli) had been defeated by the Langobards, they returned to Scandinavia (Thule).
They were crushed by the Franks in 595.{{fact}} When the Slavs arrived, they called themselves the Varnabi, perhaps having assimilated remaining Varnis.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Varni   (345 words)

 GERMANIA: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals, Vikings, Orkney, etc.
Six major German tribes, the Visigoths, the Ostrogoths, the Vandals, the Burgundians, the Lombards, and the Franks participated in the fragmentation and the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.
By the third century, the Goths were in the forefront of this expansion, passing around the Roman salient of Dacia, shown on the following map.
But after some centuries in the area, the Goths had left a treasure hoard behind in what later would be modern Romania.
www.friesian.com /germania.htm   (6326 words)

 Ossetia & Ossetians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
According to their own legend, reported by the mid-6th-century Gothic historian Jordanes, the Goths originated in southern Scandinavia and crossed in three ships under their king Berig to the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, where they settled after defeating the Vandals and other Germanic peoples in that area.
The Goths were distinguished by their round shields, their short swords, and their obedience toward their kings.
Those Goths living between the Danube and the Dniester rivers became known as Visigoths, and those in what is now the Ukraine as Ostrogoths.
www.canada-osetia.net /iryston/goths.html   (344 words)

58BC: Ariovistus is defeated by Julius Caesar in the battle of Vosges, all Germanic lands west of the Rhine are conquered by the Romans.
268AD: The Goths invade the Balkans and plunder the city of Athens, later that year they are defeated by the Romans at the Battle of Naissus.
476AD: Odoaker (who was the general of Germanic mercenaries working for Rome) defeats the Roman army at the 2nd Battle of Pavia which ends the western Roman empire, he impeaches the last emperor and becomes king of all Germanic peoples in Italy.
www.geocities.com /reginheim/chronology.html   (2473 words)

 Goths and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night
The Goths were Germanic people whose two branches, the Ostrogoths and the Visigoths, for centuries harassed the Roman Empire.
The Goths originated in southern Scandinavia and crossed in three ships under their king Berig to the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, where they settled after defeating the Vandals and other Germanic peoples in that area.
The Goths at this time were distinguished by their round shields, short swords, and obedience toward their kings.
meltingpot.fortunecity.com /braker/139/goth.html   (360 words)

 Gothic Online
The only linguistic remnants of Germanic peoples which antedate Gothic remains are some of the Runic inscriptions, with which the Gothic language shares not a few characteristics because of its general linguistic conservatism.
The Goths appear to have subsequently migrated to the regions bordering the Black Sea to the north, and to the east of the Danube river, which formed the border of the Roman empire.
From this region, the Goths ventured out in the mid-3rd century AD on a series of raids which marked the beginning of a centuries' long struggle between the Gothic peoples and the Roman empire.
www.utexas.edu /cola/centers/lrc/eieol/gotol-0.html   (2513 words)

 Viking Answer Lady Webpage - A Timeline of Scandinavian History Centering Upon the Viking Age
378 A.D. The Goths defeat the Romans in the East at the Battle of Adrianople.
436 A.D. The Huns, encouraged by the Roman Emperor Aetius, overrun the East Germanic kingdom of the Burgundians on the Rhine, killing King Gundahari (the historical antecedent for Gunther/Gunnar of the Nibelungenlied / Volsunga saga).
450 A.D. The West Germanic tribes living around the North Sea (Angles, Saxons, and Frisians) begin to add runes to the Elder Futhark to deal with sound changes in their dialects, creating the Anglo-Frisian Futhork.
www.vikinganswerlady.com /timeline.shtml   (1364 words)

 NS Publications
Especially interesting is the account of the war between the German chief Arminius (Herman the Cheruscan) and the armies of Rome.
Atlas of Medieval History McEvedy—Maps and text document the Germanic conquest of the Roman Empire, the spread of Christianity, the formation of Western Civilization, the Viking expansion, the Crusades and the evolving political shape of Europe.
Everyday Life of the Barbarians: Goths, Franks, and Vandals Todd—Presents various aspects of Germanic life, from prehistoric to late Roman times: social institutions, economy, domestic life, weapons and warfare, crafts, religion, justice; contacts with Celts, Romans, Slavs and Huns, among others.
www.nspublications.com /origins   (1994 words)

 France in the Middle Ages
The eastern half of the empire, the Germans, elect Arnulf, the illegitimate grandson of Louis the German to power in 887-899.
Gerbert summoned by the mother of the the Byzantine prince, Otto III, to tutor the German Emperor.
German military might relies on knights on fiefs on church lands.
www.angelfire.com /tx3/mccutcheon/MedievalFrance.html   (11599 words)

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