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Lecture Eleven: The Germanic Kingdoms and Byzantium Lecture Reading – Sherman, pages 188-210, Documents 6.1 and 6.2. I.The Making of the Western Kingdoms A.The Germani 1.Who? a)Indo-Europeans from Scandinavia – linguistic/racial b)Tribes and Clans c)Trade with Rome d) Kin networks – blood feuds/dangerous d)Exist on border 2.Germanic Marriage a)Tribal ties b)Kin networks c)Gender roles d)Polygamy 3.Germanic Clothing and Food a)Men wear trousers b)All wear capes c)Raise cattle d)Seldom eat meat e)Inadequate diet – shows willingness to compromise 4.Germanic Values a)Heroic Society b)Warfare is central c)Warrior bands raid d) Beowulf is one account of traditional society B.Infiltrating the Roman Empire 1.Huns drive Germanic tribes south 2.Federate treaties 3.More room for tribes 4.Provinces are lost C.Did Rome Fall? – Could go either way 1.Germanic tribes intermarrying 2.Roads and bridges not repaired 3.Toga to trousers 4.Germans transformed, too 5.New civilization: medieval kingdoms
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