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  • Title: History of the Middle Ages: Lecture I: Celts, Teutons, and Slavs
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    • but its origin lay neither in the Roman Empire nor in Germania, but
    • writer, Tacitus, has preserved for us in his Germania, a
    • picture of that race which settled in the Germany of to-day. He
    • gave them the general name of Germani.
    • folk-soul of these Germanic tribesmen, we are confronted by the
    • Greece a very ancient race, something like the later Germani; these
    • Germanic characteristic impressed itself, in all its component
    • in the Romans during and in the Germanic before, the
    • consideration. In Spain, France, Ireland and Southern Germany, we
    • their original dwelling-place by the Germani. Then came the Slavs,
    • from the East, and forced the German tribes farther back. Thus we
    • find in the Germani, hemmed in by the other two races, a strong
    • elaborated by German poets in the Middle Ages — Roland,
    • Germanic.
    • features of the Germanic character are courage, the roaming
    • occupations of the Germani; they had only a few simple poems,
    • derived from older races. In its fundamental qualities, the Germanic
    • Germanic element rise the driving forces of a contrasted evolution.
    • of the state. The simple Germanic conception of law was based on
    • were alien to the simple Germanic conception of justice. The special
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  • Title: History of the Middle Ages: Lecture II: Persians, Franks, and Goths
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    • of our own to form such a picture. Tacitus, in his Germania,
    • of the North Germanic legends to complete the account. What Tacitus
    • the name Germani. They, however, felt themselves to be different
    • follow like deities in all the Indo-Germanic tribes. Thus Tacitus
    • by the Germani, bearing among them the name of Irmin. We know that
    • there existed among the southern Indo-Germanic tribes a legend which
    • culture of the Germani at this epoch was akin to the culture we meet
    • see later the development of a culture which in Germany has remained
    • later in Germany, Greece and Russia, probably had their earlier
    • Germani, and further developed by the Celts. Tacitus tells us
    • of the Germans in their tribal assemblies, which, however, we must
    • told that the old Germans made their resolutions when drunk in the
    • Among the Germanic
    • northern Germani, there were originally two kingdoms, separated from
    • Germanic legend tells how the three Gods found an ash and an alder
    • Latins, and Hindus; to the northern, the Persian and Germaninc
    • Germany now. As they confront us, we are bound to believe that they
    • between. In the first centuries A.D., Tacitus describes the Germani
    • eastern Germanic tribes professed the Arian belief, a point of view
    • The Germani were
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  • Title: History of the Middle Ages: Lecture III: The Impact of the Huns on the Germans
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    • east we find agriculture and cattle raising among the Germani; and
    • Germani everywhere, a system of barter still prevailed, among the
    • Germani was a matter of exchange; trading with money was still
    • the domain of the Roman Empire. The Germanic tribe of Vandals
    • Christian Rome, the Germanic races pressed. From this type of
    • resembled one another. Freedom was a common Germanic possession; in
    • were wiped out, they and all the Germanic tribes who came into the
    • preserved by Christianity for the Germanic tribes. Aristotle gave
    • translation, we are told how the princes of the Germanic tribes, the
    • Walther, son of the prince of a Germanic tribe, who ruled in
    • harassing the Germanic races far into the west, until eventually the
    • various Germanic tribes asking a question of destiny. For the Goths,
  • Title: History of the Middle Ages: Lecture IV: Arabic Influence in Europe
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    • throughout Germany, France, England, Scotland, and as far as Russia
    • these two events had been prepared in the life of the Germani. We
    • the Germani. They condition the evolution of the Middle Ages. It
    • would be useless to follow all the wanderings of the Germani, to see
    • the Germanic tribes, laws founded on customs evolved in ancient
    • Columba, Gallus and Winfried-Boniface, the converter of the Germans.
    • influence exercised among the East Germani. For this reason, Rome
    • force of the Germani and the spiritual strength of Christianity.
    • itself modified its nature, to adapt itself to the Germani. These
    • were clothed in Germanic dress. Jesus appears as a German duke; his
    • in the Christian Germanic tribes namely, with external science. Here
    • Germani, embrace Greek science, they developed it farther. Aristotle
    • victorious Germani. Now, when the science which was needed to extend
    • Middle Ages. The poet saw how the Germanic tribes were striving for
  • Title: History of the Middle Ages: Lecture V: Charlemagne and the Church
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    • after these occurrences, the Germanic tribes came to rest in
    • the neighbouring German tribes and extended his control in certain
    • village organisation, the old manners and customs, the old Germanic
    • material culture developed more and more productively. Many Germanic
  • Title: History of the Middle Ages: Lecture VI: Culture of the Middle Ages
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    • districts which form the Germany of today, the original Germanic
    • the empire of the Franks and the empire which comprised Germany and
    • different in Germany. There the tribes had remained independent;
  • Title: History of the Middle Ages: Lecture VII: France and Germany
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    • Austria and Germany on the other, as it had developed in the 8th,
    • intensive that we see the originally rough soul of the Germanic
    • exercises and pilgrimages, stirred the whole of Germany. The Emperor
    • sway. The harsh struggle between the German emperors and the popes
    • relationship to the German crown.
  • Title: History of the Middle Ages: Lecture VIII: From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
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    • and courts of justice — there was no such thing in Germany. As
    • excommunicated Henry IV, only some of the German princes stood by
    • against the club law, of the German tribes. Zeal for spiritual
    • at any rate, came from Rome, and not from the German princes. In
    • savagery of the German territories. Thus the wars of Henry IV
    • externals quite freely; they could take place in Germany, just as
    • Hitherto, Germany in
    • established in Germany. Now, for the first time the influence of
    • significant that the first inquisitor in Germany, Conrad of Marburg,
    • a rich Italian city culture that Dante rose. In Germany, too, we
    • University life also sprang up. At first, when a German wished to
    • arose in Germany itself, the first Universities: Prague (1348),
    • German mysticism, could only arise in this way — in stark
    • Germany. To it belonged men like Eckhardt, Tauler, Suso, etc. They
    • the later ones in beauty of language. This development of the German
    • language was sharply interrupted by Luther, who produced the German
    • which the modern High German has grown. All this took place in



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