Grimm Centenary; Sigfred-Arminivs, and Other Papers

Grimm Centenary; Sigfred-Arminivs, and Other Papers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...the centring of Ermanaric's empire about the middle Dnieper. Procopios says that the Goths came from beyond the Danube; Ammianus tells how they were driven westward by the pressure of Alans and Huns, and how their first Empire was broken up; while jordanes (drawing often from native sources), sketches the fortunes of the Goths down to the foundation of their dominion by Giferic, who plays Philip to his successor's Alexander. jordanes then gives a 'catalogus' of the nations under Ermanaric's sway. It is easy on such maps as those in Reclus' Geography (a book which one never reads without admiration and gratitude) to trace the steps of their journey. They must have come along the route that crosses the neck between the Black and Baltic seas, while Eygota-land (Isle of Gothland), and East and West Gotland mark their northern starting-point. The Goths and their fellow tribes, Wandals and the like, represent a Sout/1 Eastern migration from Scandinavia (which enables us to understand earlier and later movements of the same character); as the Danes, Saxons, Swabians are the living monuments of a Sout/z Western march, and the English and Wicking settlements (like those of our days) of a Western exodus 1. The slight differences which may be seen between the forms and accidence of Wulfila's Gothic as compared with those of the early Runestones and the parent vocables which we can infer nfrom High, and Low German, show that the Gothic emigration could not 1 Granting that the Germans (as we hold) in no very remote time came out of Scandinavia. In the following remarks we distinguish between Guths (i.e. Teutons east of the Hyrcanian Forest) and Germans (Teutons west and north of that same Forest).. more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917340
  • 9781236917348