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The Germanic Tribes
Transcript of The Germanic Tribes
Here's a question...
How or what did the Germanic tribes help contribute to our modern society?
*There were different Germanic Tribes
*Family was important
*People broke off if differences in ideas occurred
*Different pagan gods
*Runes used to write the Bible
*Priests were in control
*Began to call leaders "kings" after coming into
contact with the Romans
*Strict rules and structure
*Everyone participated/had a voice
*Very warlike and belligerent peoples
*Spears and lances
*Swords introduced with horses
*Romans attempted to invade
*Beer and bread
*Relatively small cattle
*No one, united Germanic language
*Developed from Indo-European languages
*Constantly moving and expanding territory
*Roofs went down to the ground
*Burned the dead
*Culturally similar to the Celtics and Romans
In the End...
The major contributions that were added to today's society by the Germanic peoples, were very important, including the development of the English language that we speak today, and that is a vital part of the world, as well as militaristic organization and mindset. Some other contributions also include beer, which was crucial to peoples' survival in the early centuries, such as the 1200's and the fourteenth century, due to the lack of clean and safe water. Now beer is also more of a recreational drink, and has integrated itself into the norms of society. The matriarchal aspect of Germanic culture and society was clearly not evident in the world after the time of the Germanic tribes, however the importance of family and participation in society is not becoming increasingly important, and has been for hundreds of years. And so, although being over looked by many, the Germanic peoples have helped influence and develop our society today.
To address the possible controversy...
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Many people do claim that the Romans and Greeks had the most influence culturally and linguistically on the modern world, however the Germanic tribes did as well, through their own language and cultural ideas, shown in our English language today, beer, bread, military, etc. In order to prove this wrong, I had to research the societal and cultural norms of the Germanic Peoples and compare them to today's norms. So within society, I researched the role of family, military, participation and roles in government, and more. Culturally, I looked into religion, farming, and the language.