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According to this theory, the word simply described persons from this area, and it is only in the last few centuries that it has taken on the broader sense of early medieval Scandinavians in general.
However, there are a few major problems with this theory. Another etymology, one that gained support in the early twenty-first century, derives Viking from the same root as Old Norse vika, f. In that case, the word Viking was not originally connected to Scandinavian seafarers but assumed this meaning when the Scandinavians begun to dominate the seas.
In Old English, and in the history of the archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen written by Adam of Bremen in aboutthe term generally referred to Scandinavian pirates or raiders. As in the Old Norse usages, the term is not employed as a name for any people or culture in general.
The word does not occur in any preserved Middle English texts. The word Viking was introduced into Modern English during the 18th-century Viking revival, at which point it acquired romanticised heroic overtones of " barbarian warrior" or noble savage. During the 20th century, the meaning of the term was expanded to refer to not only seaborne raiders from Scandinavia and other places settled by them like Iceland and the Faroe Islandsbut also any member of the culture that produced said raiders during the period from the late 8th to the midth centuries, or more loosely from about to as late as about As an adjective, the word is used to refer to ideas, phenomena, or artefacts connected with those people and their cultural life, producing expressions like Viking age, Viking culture, Viking art, Viking religion, Viking ship and so on.
Roslagen is located along the coast of the northern tip of the pink area marked "Swedes and Goths". The Vikings were known as Ascomanni "ashmen" by the Germans for the ash wood of their boats,  Dubgail and Finngail "dark and fair foreigners" by the Irish,  Lochlannach "lake person" by the Gaels  and Dene Dane by the Anglo-Saxons.
Some archaeologists and historians of today believe that these Scandinavian settlements in the Slavic lands played a significant role in the formation of the Kievan Rus' federation, and hence the names and early states of Russia and Belarus.
The Slavs and the Byzantines also called them Varangians Russian: Scandinavian bodyguards of the Byzantine emperors were known as the Varangian Guard.
The Franks normally called them Northmen or Danes, while for the English they were generally known as Danes or heathen and the Irish knew them as pagans or gentiles. It is used in distinction from Anglo-Saxon.
Similar terms exist for other areas, such as Hiberno-Norse for Ireland and Scotland. Viking Age Sea-faring Danes depicted invading England.
Illuminated illustration from the 12th century Miscellany on the Life of St. Edmund Pierpont Morgan Library The period from the earliest recorded raids in the s until the Norman conquest of England in is commonly known as the Viking Age of Scandinavian history.
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The Normans were descended from Vikings who were given feudal overlordship of areas in northern France—the Duchy of Normandy —in the 10th century.
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