History: The Rus

Posted on Sun 29 October 2023 in history • Tagged with history, people

Novgorod, Northwest Russia, south-southeast of St. Petersburg- The Rus where a Viking people who ruled under Rurik in the Slavic settlement of Novgorod, 862 CE. The Rus eventually donated their name to "Russia" as it is known today. One of Rurik's followers, Oleg, 873- 913 CE, established an association of …


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History: Slavs

Posted on Sun 22 October 2023 in history • Tagged with history, people

Central Eastern Europe- The Slavs were a central European people who eventually migrated and separated into three groups: western, southern, and eastern Slavs. The Germans felt it was important for them to convert the Slavs to Christianity and expended great effort in doing so, 1000 CE. The Polish, Czech and …


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History: Vikings

Posted on Sun 27 August 2023 in history • Tagged with history, people

Scandinavia- The Vikings are a Germanic people who settled in Scandinavia. These tribal warriors were also known as the Norsemen. The Vikings excelled as warriors, ship builders, and sailors. The combination of these skills allowed the Vikings to come into contact with much of the known world at the time …


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History: Magyars

Posted on Sun 20 August 2023 in history • Tagged with history, people

Western Asia- The Magyars were encouraged to attack the Bulgars by the Byzantine emperors, while the Bulgars urged the Pechenegs to attack the Magyars. The Magyars were eventually forced into eastern and central Europe by the Pecheneg pressure. The Magyars built a strong presence in Hungary and made many raids …


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History: Visigoths

Posted on Sun 19 March 2023 in history • Tagged with history, people

Germania- The Visigoths were one of the largest Germanic tribes in the fourth and fifth centuries CE. They had a truly love hate relationship with the Romans first asking them for help, and then meeting them in battle in 378 CE where they killed Emperor Valens at the Battle of …


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History: Vandals

Posted on Sun 12 March 2023 in history • Tagged with history, people

Germany- The Vandals were a Germanic people who invaded Gaul, Spain, and Africa. The Vandal King Gaiseric eventually conquered the entire Roman province in Northern Africa, and even managed to sack Rome in 455 CE. The Vandals also pressured Sicily and southern Italy. The Vandals demonstrated the military prowess of …


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