Romano-Germanic culture

Romano-Germanic culture

The term Romano-Germanic describes the conflation of Roman culture with that of various Germanic peoples under the rule of the Roman Empire. It is also sometimes used to describe Germanic kingdoms that were established upon territories previously, either wholly or in part, under Roman jurisdiction, such as the Kingdoms of the Visigoths (in Hispania and Gallia Narbonensis), the Ostrogoths (in Italia, Sicilia, Raetia, Noricum, Pannonia, Dalmatia and Dacia), and the Franks (in Gallia Aquitania, Gallia Lugdunensis, Gallia Belgica, Germania Superior and Inferior, and parts of the previously unconquered Germania Magna). Additionally, minor Germanic tribes, like the Vandals and the Suebi, established ephemeral kingdoms of lesser importance.

Scholar Norman Cantor uses the term "Romano-Germanic" to define the general culture of Western Europe, having both Roman and Germanic rootsreference needed.

ee also

*Romano-Germanic Museum
*Gallo-Roman culture
*Romano-British culture
*Germania

Sources

* Eduard I. Kolcjinsky, "Nikolaj Jakovlevich Danilevsky", in Encyclopedia of Anthropology ed. H. James Birx (2006, SAGE Publications; ISBN 0-7619-3029-9)


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