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motatalea
22-01-10, 10:45
there is a question Mr Maciamo about the history of germanic tribes` invasion to roman britain and roman gaul , my question is that why germanic franks didnot give both name and language to roman gaul contrawisely to germanic anglo-saxons who gave both name and germanic language?

galychanyn
26-01-10, 18:15
"germanic franks didnot give both name and language to roman gaul contrawisely to germanic anglo-saxons who gave both name and germanic language?"
Roman traditions were much stronger in Gaul than in Britain. We should also take into consideration that germanic Franks didn't racially mixed with the whole population. Their presence is strong only in the north-east of France where we have the mix of alpinids(local inhabitants)+nordids(germanics)=subnordids. The same happened to Normans in the north of France.