Regular vocab for history

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Hamburg

Germany's largest port city.

Paris

the capital and largest city of France

Charles the Bald

grandson of Charlemagne who received the western part of the empire; modern France

Ransom

the act of freeing from captivity or punishment

Shallow draft ships

ships that can move close to shore

Dnieper

a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea

Volga

longest river in Europe

Novgorod

a city in northwestern Russia on the Volkhov River

Klev

First city-state of Russia; 1st inhabitants - Vikings and Slavs; Olda and Oleg ruled.

Ireland

an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Iceland

a volcanic island in the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle

greenland

the largest island in the world

north america

a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama

Normandy

a former province of northwestern France on the English channel

Seine

a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel

1066

Normans invaded England

Count of Paris, Eudes

King of Western Francia

Rollo

Norse chieftain who became the first duke of Normandy (860-931)

Henry, Duke of Saxony

known as Henry the Foweler, began the German policy of opening up the east for its own exploitation; began the cavalry forces to train warriors to gith the gyars, wo fought on Horseback: won a large battle agaist the Magyars

Otto

a.k.a. otto the great: (936-937) German ruler who successfully subdued all the competing dukes and crushed the Magyars. Crowned emperor by Pope John XII in 962, helped revive the eastern half of Charlemagne's empire. Established an empire that would last until 1806.

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