HIST 3520 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Varangians, Balts, Atlantic Ocean

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Roman empire made silvere floe, even up to the scaninavian parts. Then it collapsed- this meant decline in trade and trade routes. The roads were the backbone for trade- even though they were built for military. Islamic empire inland: this empire was very rich, they had silver, which the scanidavans wanted, traded with frankia, direct trade was impossible frankia was seriously anti-islamic o. Different region: baltic region, lithuania, latvia and estonia - referred to in egils saga. Some scholars refer to these vikings as the volga vikings. Some prefer not to use the term viking at all. - scandinavians at home, vikings when away : comes from ruotsi finnish for sweden, ros people from roslagen these are people from around the area. Varangian scholars believe it is a later term: ro- to row, sworn oath to the emperor, served as byzantines emperors life guard, scholars thought it came to dente all swedes/scandinavians.

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