11-15-07 - World Civilization Lecture: 11-15-2007 Germans...

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World Civilization Lecture: 11-15-2007 Germans and Byzantines I. Migrations of Germanic peoples a. Missionaries bring the roman world to the Barbarians b. From 2 nd  century Barbarians are coming to Rome c. By 4 th  century Germanic tribes are encroaching on the Rhine/Danube frontier i. Impelled by Huns migrating from Asia behind them ii. On the edge of the Roman world they 1. Fight 2. Are incorporated into Rome a. Settle, Farm b. Recruited into the army c. Adopt Christianity d. Create states for themselves iii. Vandals move west through Berlin 1. Then move south to north Africa 2. Back to the east iv. Visigoths 1. Western Europe along med. all the way to Spain v. Ostrogoths 1. North Italy 2. Become Roman
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vi. Franks 1. Northern Rhine in Belgium (Today) 2. Under King Clouis expand South and West a. Marries Clothilda, a catholic i. He converts to Orthodox Christianity b. Clouis becomes defender of Orthodoxy among the barbaric and  gains the support of the bishop of Rome (pope) and with this he 
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