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2 08, 2017

Who were the Visigoths? Early Middle Ages

By |2019-09-17T11:35:48-07:00August 2nd, 2017|Medieval|2 Comments

Gold coin minted by King Euric,with the name of the Roman Emperor on it The Visigoths established a kingdom for themselves within the collapsing Roman Empire in 418 AD. They took over most of south-western France (Aquitaine), a very fertile area where many Romans lived. The Visigoths at first acted more or less as representatives of the Roman government. They [...]

2 08, 2017

Theodoric and the Ostrogoths

By |2017-08-02T14:37:31-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Ostrogothic helmet By 476 AD, the Ostrogoths were still living north of the Black Sea, but the Roman Emperors no longer had any practical power in the West. In that year, the last Roman Emperor in the West, Romulus Augustulus, was deposed, and a Hun named Odoacer took charge of what was left of the Western Empire (mainly Italy). Odoacer sent [...]

2 08, 2017

Arcadius to Justin – Byzantine History

By |2019-01-30T16:30:56-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

The Roman emperor Arcadius Honorius and Arcadius After the death of Theodosius in 395 AD, the empire fell to his sons, the west to Honorius and the east to Arcadius. Arcadius left all the work to his adviser Ricimer, who seems to have been the one to make the fateful decision that he could not successfully defend the [...]

27 06, 2017

Hildebrandsleid – a tragic story

By |2019-08-14T10:10:59-07:00June 27th, 2017|Literature, Northern Europe|0 Comments

Pictish battle (Aberlemno, Scotland, ca. 700 AD) (not really the Hildebrandsleid) Who wrote this story? The story of Hildebrand is one of the earliest stories written in German. Nobody knows who wrote this story or exactly when, but we think somebody must have written this version about 700 AD. Early Middle Ages Medieval [...]