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Anglo-Saxons __ "Anglo-Saxons is the term usually used to describe the invading Germanic tribes in the south and east of Great Britain from the early 5th century AD, and their creation of the English nation, to the Norman conquest of 1066."  You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - from wikipedia -


Attila the Hun __ Here is a brief overview of the life of Attila the Hun. Lots of text links to related materials. - From Catholic Encyclopedia -

Attila, King of the Huns __ "Although he reigned no more than 20 years as king of the Huns, the image of Attila in history and in the popular imagination is based upon two aggressive military campaigns in the last two years of his life which threatened to dramatically redirect the development of Western Europe." Read about his conquests and his effects on western European history. - illustrated - From Virtual History of Venice -

The Electronic Passport to the Barbarian German Tribes __ "The people who lived northeast of the Roman Empire spoke languages similar to modern German. These "Germanic tribes" included the Vandals, Lombards, Alamanni, Goths, Franks, and Burgundians." Learn how they lived and how the Romans viewed them. Many text links to related materials about Germanic Tribes. - illustrated - From Mike Dowling -


Franks __ "The Franks (Latin: Franci or gens Francorum) were a West Germanic tribal confederation first attested in the third century as living north and east of the Lower Rhine River."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

The Franks __ Here is a history of the Germanic tribe known as the Franks. - From Catholic Encyclopedia -


GERMANIA: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals, Vikings, Orkney, etc. __ You will find an extended article along with many embedded links to more detail or related topics. - illustrated - From -


Germanic People - Tribes and Races __ List and background information and images about Germanic peoples.  Lots of other information about Germanic people on this site too. - illustrated - From - 




Germanic peoples __ You will find an encyclopedic article along with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -


Germanic peoples __ "The term Germanic peoples or Germanic tribes applies to the ancient Germanic peoples. The concept of "Germanic" as a distinct ethnic identity was hinted at by such early geographers as Strabo and Ptolemy, who distinguished a barbarian group in northern Europe separate from the Celts."  A good overview along with a list of tribes and many embedded links to related material. - From -


Germanic tribe - Definition __ "The Germanic tribes spoke mutually intelligible dialects and shared a common mythology (see Norse Mythology) and story telling as testified by for instance Beowulf and the Volsunga saga."  A general overview. - From -


Germanic Tribes __ "The following information describes some of the Germanic tribes such as Franks, Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Burgundians, Angles, Saxons, Ostrogoths, Vandals and Lombards."  An overview. - From -


Germanic Tribes and the Conquest of Rome __ "Upon the decline of Roman imperial power, Germanic tribes from the east took over vast lands once ruled from Rome."  Packed with detail, a virtual online book. - illustrated - From -


The Germanic Tribes and Migrations __ "The Germanic peoples are a linguistic and ethnic branch of Indo-European peoples, originating in Northern Europe and identified by their use of the Germanic languages that are descended from Proto-Germanic."  Learn about the history and movements of the Germanic people. - illustrated - From -


Germanic tribes - List of Germanic tribes __ You will find there were dozens of tribes. - From - 


The Germanic tribes(older version) __ Art video based on Germanic tribes and Germanic tribe history.  Musical background no vocal. - video - 


Germanic Tribes Portal __ Tons of information (some dry and difficult to read) along with an extended list of links to other resources. - From -


Germany - Goths - Visigoths - Ostrogoths - Vandals - Ancient ... __ "Resources on the various Germanic warrior tribes, their migrations into Europe, and their invasions of the Goths and Vandals."  A collection of resources. - From -




Goths __ "The Goths were a German people. They originated in Scandinavia, but by the 2nd century of the Christian Era had moved into what is now Southern Russia."  A general overview of the Goths and their influence on later society. - From -


Goths at The Ancient Mediterranean __ "The Goths were an East Germanic tribe who according to their own traditions originated in Scandinavia. From Scandinavia, the Goths migrated and set up a kingdom in Scythia. In the third century, ..."  A history of Goths and their Mediterranean conquests including the Sack of Rome.. - From - 


History of the Vandals __ "Vandal was a Germanic people belonging to the family of East Germans. The term “Vandilii” is used by Tacitus in his Germania. They settled between the Elbe and Vistula." This is a history of the Vandal people and their invasions of Rome and Africa. - From The Roman Empire - 


Lombards __ "By the 1st cent. A.D. the Lombards were settled along the lower Elbe. After obscure migrations they were allowed (547) by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I to settle in Pannonia and Noricum (modern Hungary and E Austria)." Read more about these ancient Germanic people and their history. Several links in the text lead to related information. - From -

The Lombard Renaissance 6th century to 774 A.D. __ Here is a gallery of Lombard art from the periods of the 6th to 8th centuries. - well illustrated - From Images From World History -

Langobards (Lombards) __ "When the Lombards --whose original name, Langobards, refers to their long beards-- descended on Italy in the 6th century, they had to deal with several earier waves of German invaders (particularly the Goths) as well as the resurgent Eastern Romans (who were a power in Italy into the 8th century)." You can read about the migration and its effects on Italy. - From DENO Partnership -


Map of Migration of German Tribes 373-500 A.D. __ A map of migrations. - illustrated - From -


Migration of Nations: Switzerland Colonized by Germanic Tribes __ Learn about Germanic tribes and modern Switzerland. - From -


Sidonius Apollinaris: Theodoric of the Visigoths, c. 460 __ "He is a prince well worthy of being known even by those not admitted to his intimate acquaintance, to such a degree have Nature and God, the sovereign arbiter of all things, accumulated in his person gifts of varied excellence. His character is such that even envy itself, that universal accompaniment of all royalty, could not defraud him of his due praise." With that as a start, you can read the rest of his story. - From Medieval Sourcebook -


Tacitus: The Germania, Excerpts __ "Tacitus, an important Roman historian, wrote the most detailed early description of the Germans at the end of the first century CE. In doing so, be warned, he was commenting on the Rome of his own time, as much as on the German themselves."  Excerpts from his writing. - From - 



Vandals __ Here is a good overview of the Vandals. - From Catholic Encyclopedia -


Vandals __ "Vandals, ancient Germanic tribe. They originated in N Jutland and, along with other Germanic peoples, settled in the valley of the Oder about the 5th cent. B.C."  An overview of Vandal history with links to additional resources. - From -

Visigothic Kingdom __ A brief overview of the Visigothic Kingdom. "By the 5th century A.D., the Visigoths were already a romanized poeple who considered themselves the heirs of the defunct imperial power." - From Si Spain -


Visigoths __ In this multipart article you will learn about Visigoths and their activities in Rome and Spain. - From -


Visigoths - History for Kids! __ A good introduction to the Visigoths for the younger crowd with lots of embedded links to related materials. - From -



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