Skip to comments.Five year project to investigate the ‘lost kingdoms’ of Northwest Europe
Posted on 12/17/2016 10:50:34 AM PST by LouieFisk
The nature of the societies that filled the chasm left by the demise of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD remains one of the relative unknowns of history. While there has been focus on the ways in which famous kingdoms such as those of Anglo-Saxon England or Frankia emerged, there has been little study of how the societies that lived beyond the limits of the Roman world were similarly transformed in this period.
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Northwest Eurocentrism. I demand studying the lost tribes of Northeast Europe.
Rename it “Tracing the Roots of White Supremacy” and they’ll get all the money they could ever want.
If the final report includes the development of the bikini in Sweden ... and includes pictures ... I'm all for it.
Maybe Uhtred of Babbenburg could help explain it to them.
Someday someone is going to excavate S Korea and wonder why and how the seemed very similar to the USA despite enthnic identity and geographic separation.
When they're done with that, it will be high time to investigate the lost countries of Northwest Europe: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark.
I should have read the article. “Northwest Europe” apparently is what the PC crowd now calls Great Britain and Ireland.
The expression “Beyond the Pale” is related to this topic, specifically as it applies to Ireland and Scotland.
Ancient maps of the British Isles colored all areas that were under the control of Rome, and later England, with a pale flesh tone color.
Geography that was outside those “pale” areas was considered unknown and probably quite dangerous.
“was considered unknown and probably quite dangerous.”
Wandering around a Scotsman’s land can DEFINITELY be dangerous! ;)
This seems to be the Irish origin or variant origin:
Lithuania was huge.
I actually learned (or thought I learned) my version in my high school Latin class.
I had completely forgotten that the Latin word “palus” means “post” or “stake” in English.
Eh, well the past is interesting, at least.
It would be interesting to know what the common people thought of the ruins of Roman civilization a 100 years after it’s fall. Like wise with ancient Greece. If the average person even thought about them at all, that is. I imagine only the learned historical-minded class had an idea of what had gone on before them.
I wonder if the Basque language came from the lost civilizations they are exploring?
“I wonder if the Basque language came from the lost civilizations they are exploring?”
As good a guess as any. Some linguistic trails are really tough to backtrack, Basque is one of them. Linguists are still trying to decipher Linear A.
Note: this topic is from 12/17/2016 . Thanks LouieFisk.
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