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  Svear
The Svear were an ancient people of Scandinavia, dwelling on the eastern coast of Sweden in the area of Uppsala and Stockholm, in the area around the shores of Lake Mälaren, the ancestral home of the original Swedes.
They gave their name to the nation of Sweden, which in the Swedish language is Sverige, from Svea riket, the kingdom of the Svear.
In literature, the Svear are named in the Old English epic Beowulf as Sweonas, and by the Roman author Tacitus under the name Sueones in his Germania.
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 The Expeditions of the Svear (700CE-1000CE), Chapter 3
The Svear were far away from most of the populations in Europe and the rest of Scandinavia, and it was this intervening distance and wilderness that isolated them from the influence of continental Europe.
Svear, like other Scandinavian cultures, also had an organized system of laws and met in more or less organized assemblies.
As a result of the raiding nearby, the Byzantine as long as the Svear did no damage locally and shared the gains with the rulers, In 907 Svear who arrived with merchandise and caused no violence in the city or countryside, were rewarded by the emperor with six months of provisions (Davidson 1976 : 90).
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  Suiones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Suiones, Swedes, Svíar or Svear, were an ancient Germanic tribe in Scandinavia.
As the dominions of the Swedish kings grew, the name was applied also to include the Geats during the Middle Ages, but later it returned to referring only the people inhabiting the original tribal lands in Svealand, in opposition to the Geats.
In modern Scandinavian, the adjectival form svensk and its plural svenskar/svensker have replaced the name svear and is, today, used to denote all the citizens of Sweden in opposition to ancient tribal Swedes, the svear.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Svear   (1906 words)

  
 Essä: Mellan svear och daner - Tvärsnitt
I det av Vetenskapsrådet finansierade projektet "Mellan svear och daner" tar de ett samlat grepp om de processer som bidrog till att Skandinavien förvandlades från ett förhistoriskt utkantsområde till en del av den tidigmedeltida europeiska kulturen.
I dag talas det ofta om globaliseringens effekter och om den komplexa, hastigt föränderliga värld vi lever i.
I en kommande bok - Between Svear and Danes in the Dark Ages - presenterar vi en rad nya teorier om den roll skandinaviska samhällen spelade i 200-700-talets Europa och en modell som visar hur olika ändringar skulle kunna hänga samman.
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 Suiones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Their primary dwellings were in Roslagen on the eastern coast of Sweden, in the area of the present cities of Uppsala, Stockholm and around the shores of Lake Mälaren.
The established Svealand theory holds that Svear, based at the Aesir-cult center in Gamla Uppsala, dominated the territory and gave it its name.
In literature, the Svear are named in the Old English epic Beowulf as Sweonas, and by the Roman author Tacitus under the name Suiones in his Germania (book).
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 The Expeditions of the Svear (700CE-1000CE), Chapter 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Svear were far away from most of the populations in Europe and the rest of Scandinavia, and it was this intervening distance and wilderness that isolated them from the influence of continental Europe.
Evidence of the importance of trade to the Svear can be seen in the amount of foreign goods found in archeological investigations and in accounts and legal documents recorded by those that had contact with the Svear.
As a result of the raiding nearby, the Byzantine as long as the Svear did no damage locally and shared the gains with the rulers, In 907 Svear who arrived with merchandise and caused no violence in the city or countryside, were rewarded by the emperor with six months of provisions (Davidson 1976 : 90).
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 geats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The name of the Geats lives on in the Swedish counties of Västra Götaland and Östergötland, the Western and Eastern lands of the Geats, as does the city Göteborg, known in English as Gothenburg.
It is also based on the fact that in Beowulf, the Geats live east of the Daner and in close contact with the Svear, which fits the historical position of the Gautar.
However, since the 19th century, several other nations have been suggested to correspond to the Geats, such as the Danes (Curt Weibull), the Jutes (Pontus Fahlbeck 1884), the Goths and the Gotlanders.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Geats.html   (661 words)

  
 Spotlight on Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Holy Republic of The Svear Priestesses is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates.
The Svear Priestesses's national animal is the beast, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the gold piece.
The Svear Priestesses is ranked 7th in the region and 92,896th in the world for Fastest-Growing Economies.
www.nationstates.net /cgi-bin/index.cgi/-1/page=display_nation/nation=the_svear_priestesses   (188 words)

  
 The truth about Macedonia
The Svear are descendants of the first inhabitants of the ancient city of Troy, a people then known as the Tiracians (also Thracians, Trajans or Trojans).
The Romans noted that Svear people together with the Goths were, from the 3rd century A.D., ravaging the Black Sea, Asia Minor and the Mediterranean, using the same type of weapons as their Trojan ancestors.
The Svear and Goths dominated the Russian waterways, and by 739 A.D. together they were called Varyagans or Varangians (from the Swedish Vaeringar), according to written records of the Slavs near the Sea of Azov.
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 Svear - Wikipedia, den fria encyklopedin
Den allmänna uppfattningen är att svear tidigast troligen refererade till befolkningen i östra Svealand, men senare fick utsträckt betydelse och kom att användas som ett samlingsnamn för alla invånare på den östra halvan av den Skandinaviska halvön, för att på så sätt särskilja dem från daner och norrmän.
Adjektivformen av svear, dvs svensk används idag som beteckning för medborgare i landet Sverige.
Detta kväde handlar dock i huvudsak om danerna och geaterna (de flesta utländska historiker är idag överens om att det är götarna), men beskriver ingående konflikterna mellan götar och svear och i slutet förutspås det att götarna ska bli anfallna av svearna ännu en gång.
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 500s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The kingdom of Sweden is formed (kingdom of Svear) around lake Mälaren by King Ottar[?] son of Angantyr.
Kingdom of Götar and Svear joined in Sweden.
Clovis I, king of the Franks, defeats the Visigoths at the battle of Vouille[?] in 507, decisively forcing the Visigoths into Spain, and securing supremacy over Gaul
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 EN World - Morrus' D&D / d20 News & Reviews Site - Byzantium on the Shannon I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Svear was an incredibly ugly ljosalfar that joined with Balor early in the High King's reign.
During the feasting, Ingolf explained to the king the events surrounding Svear's shade, Bodicea's daughter and the party's need to secure the tresses of three faerie noblewomen in order to break the curse that held Svear imprisoned and so fulfill the terms of their bargain with him.
He approached the daughter of the Dumbrani king, who was present due to her betrothal to the Helveti prince, and discussed with her the issue of Svear's geas and the oaths sworn by the group to free Bodicea's shade.
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 History and Origins of the Swedes and Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Svear population flourished, and with the Heruls and Goths, formed a powerful military alliance of well-known seafarers.
By 739 AD the Svear and Goths dominated the Russian waterways, and together they were called Varyagans or Varangians, according to written records of the Slavs near the Sea of Azov.
The Svear Vikings traveled primarily east to the Mediterranean (what is now Russia and Turkey), where they had been returning regularly since leaving the region 900 years earlier.
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 The Origin of Svear Reasons and prelude to the Viking age
The Svear used the Roman Julian calendar which is considered to have been introduced in Uppland about the year 500.
The wars between the Gutar and Svear in the Beowulf poem as well as the wars and the trade- treaty in the Guta Saga can now more easily be explained.
The origin of Svear is a total re-evaluation of the earlier history of the Baltic area.
www.lysator.liu.se /nordic/mirror/gutar/Origin_of_Svear.html   (1531 words)

  
 Contemporary Review: The Continental homelands of the Anglo-Saxons
Outside the grasp of the Roman Empire, the Svear have risen to a level of wealth and power of which Britain and most of continental Europe are unaware.
The king of the Svear is Onela (Ale), whose father Ongentheow (Egil) is buried beneath the eastern mound at Gamla Uppsala.
Within two or three generations the wealth of the Svear, then at peace with the Gotar, will have increased considerably, and the rich and powerful will be accompanied to their graves in Vendel, Valsgarde, Tuna and Ultuna by treasures from both far and near.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2242/is_1643_281/ai_96210739   (1244 words)

  
 Svear - Wikipedia
Die Svear waren ein nordgermanischer Stamm in Schweden in der Gegend von Stockholm und Uppsala.
Der Name besteht im Namen Schwedens (altnordisch Svearikke "Reich der Svear") weiter.
erfahren wir, dass die Svear, die er Suionen nennt, auf einer Insel (Skandinavien) im Ozean siedelten.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Svear   (214 words)

  
 Uncovering Scandinavian Roots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Suiones mentioned by Tacitus were also known as the Svear.The word Svear or Sviar is constantly used in the Nordic Sagas to denote the inhabitants of Sweden.
Notice that both the Svear and the Goths came from the area of the Black Sea.
The Svear and Goths were not the only founders of the great Scandinavian race.
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 Turn 20 Newsfax
Hasolf had gained most of the old Svear fleet when he rebelled and dispatching Karl to attack the blockade commanded by Einar he was at least successful in eliminating the invader's navy.
Over the coming months it seemed as if the Svear would conquer the small garrison remaining in the city but eventually the tide was turned and it was Skane's turn to punish the invaders.
A rumour at the Hanover court was heard by the Skane that Alexander had sold out his lands to the Svear in return for Danzig and the conversion of the Svear to Christianity.
www.throneworld.com /lords/lote24/archive/L24_t020.HTML   (4788 words)

  
 The Expeditions of the Svear (700CE-1000CE)
The effect that the wealth of trade goods had on the Svear is reasonably well documented.
This section analyzes accounts of different rites and practices in Scandinavia culture in order to bind the recurring elements in them and to show how they may have compensated for the effects of violence in their society.
The Viking expeditions from central Sweden primarily influenced by their culture, which was in turn heavily influenced by the expeditions.
www-personal.umich.edu /~lars/thesis4.html   (2570 words)

  
 Geats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
It is also based on the fact that in Beowulf, the Geatas live east of the Dene (across the sea) and in close contact with the Sweon, which fits the historical position of the Gautar between the Daner and the Svear.
Some conspiracy theorists of the highly controversial Götaland theory deny the connection between the Geats and the Gautar, and consider the established version of history to be a fraud.
Unfortunately, their argumentation is limited to referring darkly to Curt Weibull, who speculated that the Geats were the same the Danes (who are also described as a different tribe from the Geats in Beowulf, save a single kenning where the Geats are called "East-Danes", cf.
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 The Expeditions of the Svear (700CE-1000CE)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The effect that the wealth of trade goods had on the Svear is reasonably well documented.
This section analyzes accounts of different rites and practices in Scandinavia culture in order to bind the recurring elements in them and to show how they may have compensated for the effects of violence in their society.
The Viking expeditions from central Sweden primarily influenced by their culture, which was in turn heavily influenced by the expeditions.
www.itd.umich.edu /~lars/thesis4.html   (2570 words)

  
 Paradox Interactive Forums - The Great Game : MP AAR
These Svear were the last people in the North to abandon the old gods, and some say that even now there are held secret sacrifices to Frey in the dark forests where the Church will not see.
Already ravaged by war, Torgeir could not stand against the Svear; but Störkver had little joy of his victory, for Markus Sverkerætten, who was jarl of Östergotland, took for himself the crown of Norway, and said he owed no more allegiance to the Svear, whose kings had brought him no luck.
Meanwhile, the treacherous Svear had been busy raiding Danish lands while the army was away in Germany; at last, in exasperation, Gunnar was forced to accede to their demands of were-gild for their old King, Inge, whom they said had died of the grief that Norwegian blades had inflicted on his kingdom.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=197420   (10850 words)

  
 Chronology of Sweden
Björn is king of the Svear in the Mälar district.
King Björn of the Svear requests of the Frankish king assistance in establishing the Christian religion in Sweden.
Erik the Victorious is king of the Svear.
www.islandnet.com /~kpolsson/swedhis   (1060 words)

  
 History
The attempts by Godfred's agents to instil rebellion amongst the rebel army actually proved to backfire as the crews of the longships reaffirmed their support for Hasolf.
The Svear attempts to gain increased control over their allies, the Norwegians, came to nothing.
Unknown to the Cardinal, the Prince of Salerno had a similar idea and many a year of otherwise profitable discussion was wasted in a diplomatic see-saw between the Vatican and Naples.
www.throneworld.com /lords/lote24/archive/history.html   (7256 words)

  
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The position of king, while recorded in the documents, seems to have been all but firm, and kings were constantly fighting to establish and extend their authority.
The Norse, Danes, Svear, Gotar seem to have felt as part of a nation, although they did not have permanent institutions like a common thing and law.
In 860, West Frankish king Charles the Simple paid the Viking Weland to break off his siege of Amiens and fight the Vikings who camped on the island Oissel in the river Seine instead, with the effect that most of the Vikings on the lower Seine (the GREAT ARMY) moved to England in 865.
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 the
The word Svear or Sviar is constantly used in the Nordic Sagas to denote the inhabitants of Sweden.
When the Svear arrived in Scandinavia, they found the country already inhabited by “the Goths, who had emigrated thither at a remote period, veiled from the eyes of history,” says Henry Wheaton in his book History of the Northmen.
At the mouth of the Danube on the western shore is the area of Getae and Dacia in Roman times.
www.originofnations.org /books,%20papers/Scandinavia.htm   (2014 words)

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