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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.