By Jason Philip Coy

ISBN-10: 0816081425

ISBN-13: 9780816081424

The tale of Germany, a key participant in worldwide diplomatic and monetary affairs, is essential to our figuring out of worldwide heritage and the modern global. overlaying greater than 2,000 years of historical past, a short heritage of Germany presents a concise account of the occasions, humans, and designated customs and traditions that experience formed Germany from precedent days to the current. easy evidence, a chronology, a bibliography, and a listing of steered readings around out this insightful and complete source.

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Roman sources are often confused and contradictory in their attempts to identify the menacing Germanic “barbarians” they encountered along their borders. Thus, Roman authors such as Julius Caesar used vague terms such as Germani to describe the various Germanic tribes that settled in the area. While scholars are unsure about the extent to which these diverse peoples represent distinct ethnic groups or cohesive cultures, Roman sources mention a range of Germanic tribes including the Alemanni, Cimbri, Franks, Frisians, Saxons, and Suebi.

The king of the Alemanni was slain; and as for the Alemanni, seeing themselves discomfited, and that their king had fallen, they yielded themselves to Chlodovocar and his Franks and became his tributaries. The king returned after this victory into Frankland. He went to Rheims, and told the queen what had befallen; and they together gave thanks unto Our Lord. The king made his confession of faith from his heart, and with right good will. The queen, who was wondrously overjoyed at the conversion of her lord, went at once to St.

After that he said he would put to the test and try the hearts and wills of his chieftains and lesser people: for he would convert them more easily if they were converted by pleasant means and by mild words, than if they were driven to it by force; and this method seemed best to St. Remi. The folk and the chieftains were assembled by the command of the king. He arose in the midst of them, and spoke to this effect: “Lords of the Franks, it seems to me highly profitable that you should know first of all what are those gods that you worship.

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