Invasions of the 9th and 10th Centuries

Invasions of 9th and 10th centuries

During the 9th, and 10th centuries, there were many invasions imposed on Europe. Many of these invasions were by the Muslims, the Magyars and more importantly the Vikings. Each   left an indelible imprint on Europe. Again, all the movements during the ninth and tenth centuries such as raids, trading and settlements left a deep impact on European life. Coming up we will discuss the invasions of these times as well as the impacts they have caused on Europe.
To begin, Charlemagne's kingdom was divided into three sections, each assigned to his three surviving grandsons. The three brothers all tried to gain personal power through the Germanic tendency. Even though the kingdom was divided, after being attacked by war, the local economy became even more isolated. The kingdoms had long distance trade which had begun to enrich the Italian cities as well as the Carolingian kings virtually evaporated, and money went out of circulation. The Carolingian empire had hope to recover from mismanagement by the three grandson's, however this was not to happened because the weakened empire would surrender to new invaders from all directions(north,south and east). These invasions were of the Muslims and the Magyars who left a decent imprint on Europe. The most influential invasion was that of the Vikings which i will focus on.   The northmen moved to the edges of Europe and their success in the campaigns stemmed largely from their ships and skill as they navigated themselves through their battles.

They made their shallow keel, to transport the soldiers into the territories to invade. The long timber that extended the length of the ship and supported the frame. This feature allowed the Vikings to go up rivers during raids and also let them beach the crafts easily and launch them without any difficulty.
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The following map shows the impact of these invasions on Europe.

From the previous map,...