Showing posts with label Rus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rus. Show all posts

06 September 2012

SÚÐERDÆL SCAÐENÉAGAHEALFÉGLANDES, TÓDÆAG,
HÁTTE HIT 'SWEDEN' ÆR, SCONÉAG (SCANIA)
WÆRON DENE. BITWUXT DENUM & SWÉOM, WUNDODON
GÉATAS (GÖTAR/GAUTIR)
PUBLISHED, EDITED, FORMATTED WITH ANNOTATIONS (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG


RURAL LANDSCAPE IN SKÅNE (SCANIA). SWEDEN'S
SOUTHERNMOST REGION. IT IS ACTUALLY THE URHEIMAT
OF THE DANES & WAS CALLED "ÖSTDANMARK"
(EAST-DENMARK) UNTIL WELL INTO THE MIDDLE-AGES

(from "The Ancient Web.com")
Some historians believe that the ancestral homeland of the Teutons (or Proto-Germanics. As far as we know, they had no endonym. I rather like two terms, Gothonic and Suebo-Gothonic. The terms "German" & "Germanic" are exonyms of disputed etymology. It is likely that the Romans popularized the term "German". It seems to have come into common usage during the Gallic Wars, c. 40BC. Gaius Iulius Caesar [c. July 100BC to 15 March 44BC], better-known as "Julius Caesar". 

29 August 2011

VAGINA GENTIUM : SWEDEN


SCANDINAVIA C 300 AD


PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG


SCANDO-GERMANIC NORDIC,
THE BASE-RACE OF THE GMC
PEOPLES, NOW, ONLY
VERY COMMON IN SWEDEN
& E. NORWAY, COMMON IN
ALL SCANDINAVIA, CENTRAL
E. ENGLAND, SE SCOTLAND,
HOLLAND, A FEW IN POLAND,
GERMANY, RUSSIA, SWITZER-
LAND, ETC. K.DOIG


14 August 2011

THE NORSE, HUNS, KHAZARS, KURGANS, BULGHARS, OSSETIA, SCYTHIANS AND MORE


PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG


OGHURIC

The Khazar language appears to have been an Oghuric tongue, similar to that spoken by the early Bulgars. Therefore, a Hunnish origin has also been postulated.

The Hunnish empire stretched from the steppes of Central Asia into modern Germany, and from the Danube river to the Baltic Sea. Dionysius Periegetes talks of people who may be Huns living next to the Caspian Sea in second century AD. 



Ptolemy lists the "Chuni" as among the "Sarmatian" tribes in the second century, although it is not known for certain if these people were the Huns. The fifth century Armenian historian Moses of Khorene, in his "History of Armenia," introduces the Hunni near the Sarmatians and goes on to describe how they captured the city of Balk ("Kush" in Armenian) sometime between 194 and 214, which explains why the Greeks call that city Hunuk. 

05 April 2011

Kievan Rus.
Rus' (Old East Slavic Рѹ́сь [rusĭ], Greek: Ρωσία, Latin: Ruscia, Russia, later also Ruthenia,[ Belarusian: Кіеўская Русь, Russian: Ки́евская Русь, romanised: Kievskaya Rus’, [rusʲ], Ukrainian: Ки́ївська Русь romanised: Kyivs'ka Rus’), is the name coined by Nikolai Karamzin for the Medieval state of Rus. The state existed from approximately 880 to sometime in the middle of the 13th century when it disintegrated. It is considered that the Mongol invasion of 1237–1240 greatly contributed to that effect.
Originally founded by East Slavic Tribes and Scandinavian warriors (Varangians) called "Rus'" centered in Novgorod, the state later included territories stretching south to the Black Sea, east to Volga, and west to the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In the 9th century, Kiev, a Slavic settlement that in early 9th century was paying tribute to Khazars, was captured by the Varangians in 864 and subsequently made capital of Rus'. Rus' polity is widely considered an early

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