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Barbarian Invasions in the 4th-6th Century

These sites are about the Barbarian invasions in the 4th through 6th centuries and include information on Germanic tribes, the Huns, and the Mongols. View many maps showing the routes of the invasions. Also includes timelines, a video, and some activity ideas.


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Read this brief introduction of Attila, king of the Huns, and learn the effect he had on Western Europe. Follow the link to the next page to see a map.
Review the history of Ancient Germany and the Roman Empire. Learn how German tribes invaded Ancient Rome.
Read this article and learn how ancient Rome fell under the invasion of Germanic tribes and Mongols.
Read this brief introduction of the Huns.
This colorful map illustrates the routes of the Barbarian invasions.
Here is another map that shows the Barbarian invasion in the 5th and 6th centuries.
Click on "History" and check records of "Europe" and "Roman Empire" around 300 AD. There are several topics covering the fall of the Roman Empire, such as "Soldier Empire," "Barbarian Migration," "Hunnish Empire," etc.
View the clips, which examine "the end of an era," Constantine's conversion to Christianity, the relocation of the empire to Byzantium, and the sacking of Rome by Germanic tribes."
Read a brief encyclopedia entry about the Huns. NOTE: This site contains banner ads and a pop-up.
Read a brief encyclopedia entry about various German tribes. NOTE: This site contains banner ads and a pop-up.
Read a short encyclopedia entry about the Mongols. NOTE: This site contains banner ads and a pop-up.
Read about some Barbarian tribes in the 4th century. Also link to "the Huns." NOTE: The site includes a pop-up advertisement.
This site introduces the history of the Huns, Goths, and many other tribes.
Read a short essay about the Langobards (Lombards) and their migration from Sweden to Italy in the 4th-6th centuries. Contains links to short entries about other Germanic tribes.
This site covers the history and culture of the Anglo-Saxons from the 5th to the 11th centuries. Includes questions, a timeline, notable dates, maps, and translations of Anglo-Saxon writings.
Here is a brief overview of the barbarian invasions of Britain, featuring maps and some images of Anglo-Saxon and Norse art. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Explore the interactive timeline of British history. NOTE: There is a link to message boards.
Here is a timeline of significant events in Anglo-Saxon English history. Includes an interactive map of the Heptarchy, the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in Britain, and links to information on each kingdom.
Here is a detailed history of the Germanic migrations into Western Europe. The site features maps and excerpts from writings about the Germanic peoples. Note: The text may be advanced for younger readers, but the maps are useful for younger students, too.
Here is a brief depiction of the Barbarians invading the Roman empire.
This outline of significant events in Anglo-Saxon history includes information about the Germanic expansion, famous Germanic people, and Roman Britain.
This Metropolitan Museum of Art site features a timeline of early European history including the Germanic invasions. Brief facts link to images of Germanic and Roman artifacts, maps, and other related timelines.

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