Peace was at length negotiated, and dictated by foreign powers; and the articles of it, to which foreign powers are parties, made a fundamental part of the Germanic
Beowulf' presents an interesting though very incomplete picture of the life of the upper, warrior, caste among the northern Germanic tribes during their later period of barbarism on the Continent and in England, a life more highly developed than that of the Anglo-Saxons before their conquest of the island.
For the ultimate force in the universe of these fighters and their poets (in spite of certain Christian touches inserted by later poetic editors before the poem crystallized into its present form) is Wyrd, the Fate of the Germanic peoples, cold as their own winters and the bleak northern sea, irresistible, despotic, and unmoved by sympathy for man.
For a time his Germanic
discipline struggled with his English informality and his natural kindliness and talkativeness, and at last lost.
While such sites undoubtedly 'decay', in the short term they provide access to material unavailable in libraries with poor holdings in Germanic philology.
Thus, possibly by analogy with 'Hispanic', the word 'Germanic' is applied to speakers of a Germanic tongue, e.