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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).
The Lusatian Sorbs are the descendants of Slavic tribes.
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.
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  Germanic Languages
Gutnish is a contemporary Eastern North Germanic language spoken on the island of Gotland.
It is spoken on the North German plain in Germany and the Netherlands.
West Norse is the western branch of the North Germanic languages used in Iceland, Ireland, Norway, the Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland, and the Faroe Islands.
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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 stuggle of the Romanized Celts and Germanic tribes appears to to be the genesis of the Arthurian legend.
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 East Germanic tribes - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Germanic 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.
Whether their efforts will succeed has yet to be proven conclusively since the reconstruction of elder Germanic tribal belief systems is a rather young movement, dating by most accounts to the last quarter of the 19th century.
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 Common Germanic language
Germanic linguistics was the first to be researched deeply and thoroughly already since the beginning of the 19th century.
Germanic tribes came to Europe, as we may suppose, from Asia through lands along the Volga, then via Eastern Europe, and settled in the north of Europe, colonizing also Scandinavia.
Germanic words have cognates in Baltic, Slavic, Italic, Celtic, Venetic, Illyrian, Indic languages, and it is impossible to detect the closest language by these numerous cognates.
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 Search Results for ""Germanic tribes""
His cult, although widespread among the Germanic tribes, was sometimes subordinated to that of his son Thor.
It was finally conquered (c.480) by the Burgundii, a tribe from Savoy....
B.C. they could no longer withstand the encroaching Germanic tribes, and they lost most of their holdings in the north and in W Germany....
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 The Early History of the Germanic Tribes
And while the Slavic tribes by and large maintained their linguistic and cultural identity the conquering Germanic tribes were largely absorbed into the cultures they conquered.
German tribes were moving into the region that is now southwestern Germany about the same time the Romans were conquering Gaul.
Julius Caesar defeated the Suevian tribe in 70 BCE and thus established the Rhine River as the boundary between Roman and German territory.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/ancientgermans.htm   (707 words)

 Germania - Province of the Roman Empire
From the third century BC onwards the Germanic world was continually affected by migrations that would continue to gain momentum and significance as time advanced.
In 55 BC the Germanic Tencteri and Usipii tribes arrived along the banks of the Rhenus and overtook the Menapii.
Many of the Germanic tribes were conquered and by 9 BC he had pushed the border of northern Roman Germania to the Albis (Elbe).
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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.
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 Germany Totally Explained
The ethnogenesis of the Germanic tribes is assumed to have occurred during the Nordic Bronze Age, or at the latest, during the Pre-Roman Iron Age.
The medieval empire stemmed from a division of the Carolingian Empire in 843, which was founded by Charlemagne on 25 December 800, and existed in varying forms until 1806, its territory stretching from the Eider River in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the south.
German literature can be traced back to the Middle Ages and the works of writers such as Walther von der Vogelweide and Wolfram von Eschenbach.
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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 /~dee/MA/GERMANS.HTM   (3127 words)

 Behind the Name: Germanic Names
During the first millennium AD a great deal of the European continent came under Germanic rule and thus their names were imported into southern regions such as Spain and Italy.
Between 500 and 1000 AD the various tribes adopted Christianity, and Christian names came to be used alongside traditional Germanic names.
Germanic given names were frequently dithematic, having two elements.
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 Germany History — Historical Setting: Early History to 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Germanic tribes living to the west of the Rhine River and south of the Main River were soon subdued by the Romans and incorporated into the Roman Empire.
German princes stopped the westward advances of the Magyar tribe, and Germans began moving eastward to begin a long process of colonization.
German strategists felt that a war against these countries had to be waged by 1916 if it were to be won because after that year Russian and French military reforms would be complete, making German victory doubtful.
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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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To identify the migration pattern of the Germanic tribes, it is necessary to look at the social make-up of clans.
The Germanic tribes migrated en-mass in the 5
The tribes of the West were cited as acting individually, but the tribes, themselves, were structured, while the eastern tribes usually responded as a collective.
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 Germanic tribes - Gnorx.com, the free encyclopedia
The Germanic tribes spoke mutually intelligible dialects and shared a mythology (see Germanic mythology) and storytelling, as is indicated by Beowulf and the Volsunga saga.
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.
Some of the Germanic tribes are frequently blamed in popular conceptions for the fall of the Roman Empire in the late 5th century.
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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.
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 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.
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 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.
Although the Germanic tribes precipitated the breakup of the Roman state in the West, the imperial government survived in the Greek speaking East.
In 568, a new Germanic tribe, the Lombards, entered Italy and conquered the northern plain that still bears their name, Lombardy, and established the duchies of Benevento and Spoleto in the south.
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 Germanic Law   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Germanic birthright of the Common Law is an inheretence as old as the roots of Indo-European society itself.
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.
This attitude was prevalent amongst the Germanic tribes and a similar train of thought ran through their cousins, the Celts, in Brehon Law.
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 Germanic Tribes: Roman Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Severe weaknesses in the Senatorial system were brought into the light during a series of invasions of the Republic by Germanic tribes to the north of the Danube River.
From Spain, the Filioque spread to the Germanic tribe of the Franks (in present-day France).
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 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.
The Germanic religion was polytheistic, their society was a warrior aristocracy, and finally their societal structure was a mobile one.
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 Cities and Towns - Hometown England
England is named after the Angles, one of a number of Germanic tribes believed to have originated in Angeln in Northern Germany, who settled in England in the 5th and 6th centuries.
Unaided by the Roman army, Roman Britannia could not long resist the Germanic tribes who arrived in the 5th and 6th centuries, enveloping the majority of modern day England in a new culture and language and pushing Romano-British rule back into modern-day Wales and western extremities of England, notably Cornwall and Cumbria.
The country is named after the Angles, one of several Germanic tribes who settled the country in the 5th and 6th centuries.
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AD 410 Britain was part of the Roman Empire; but in the early 5th century the Empire withdrew its military support, and over the next 2 centuries Britain was invaded and settled by pagan Germanic tribesmen from Denmark and North Germany, who drove the native population of Christianised Celts back to the North and West.
This was part of a broader movement of Germanic tribes across Europe known as the ‘Migration period’; (4th to 6th century AD), and much of the content of Old English secular poetry is drawn from this ‘heroic age’ of the Germanic tribes.
But we have evidence both for the survival of a Germanic tradition of secular poetry and for the development of a new religious poetry in English (see Bede's story of Caedmon).
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 Untitled Document
The Roman Empire's western collapse was triggered by numerous causes of which one was the sudden change in direction of expansion of the various Germanic tribes.
This time the Germans were better armed, experienced from battles with mounted Huns and motivated by entirely different needs; the Roman troops were disorganized and poorly armed, and the empire was in trouble on their eastern front, an area that always demanded a higher priority.
Shortly thereafter Clovis, King of the Franks, the tribe that had breached the Roman lines at the Rhine, succeeded in capturing the northwestern area of Gaul.
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