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【书籍搬运】Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation 边境,征服以及融合

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英文名:Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation

作者:未知

原文出处:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Tamriel:Frontier%2C_Conquest

翻译:yahoocom

历史学家们通常把人类早期在Tamriel大陆的定居行为归结为Skyrim地区的诺德人军事力量在大陆延伸的结果.但事实上,在Skyrim王国建立以前就已经有人类定居者分布在Tamriel大陆的每个角落了.那时候他们被称作"Nedic人",其中包括了早期的帝国人,布莱顿人的祖先, Hammerfell地区的土著人类以及一些现在已经消亡的晨风大陆的人类.严格的说来,诺德人也是属于Nedic人的一支,但他们也是唯一一支没有和 Tamriel大陆的精灵族融合的Nedic人民族.

Ysgramor当然不是Tamriel大陆的第一个人类定居者.事实上,“逃离Atmora大陆的内战”,就像回归之歌中描述的那样,Ysgramor 遵照了从Atmora大陆向Tamriel移民的长期传统;在Ysgramor到来之前,Tamriel大陆被认为是Atmora大陆居民的避难所.对国家不满者,持不同政见者,反动者,没有土地的年轻人们都经历了严酷的旅程从Atmora来到了Tamriel这片新大陆.现在我们从新的考古发掘物中可以推断出在精灵纪元的800年-1000年就已经有人类定居点分布在了Hammerfell,High Rock以及Cyrodiil行省.我们还发现在Ysgramor以前的几个世纪,传说中的12个诺德人"国王"在事实中是存在的,他们的时代比 Harald国王还要早.

对于早已经定居在Tamriel大陆的精灵族来说,Nedic人是少数民族.因此人类没有别的选择只有和精灵们以及其他一些古Tamriel民族一起和平共处.在High Rock,Hammerfell,Cyrodiil以及晨风地区各民族都生活在一起.在精灵纪元的最后几个世纪里,Nedic人口增长的相当的迅速并在大陆上迅速扩张.但Skyrim地区的人类并没有像其它地区那样和精灵族和平共处,在"回归之歌"中叙述过这么一件事:在从Atmora大陆的移民队伍渐渐壮大后,古诺德人认为他们没有必要向Skyrim地区的精灵族政权弯腰.在诺德人早期的历代记中曾经记载了Harald国王(第一位历史记载的诺德人领袖,1纪元113-221)带领着"Atmora大陆的佣兵们回到了他们的祖国"并把Skyrim合并成一个中央集权的王国.当然,在Skyrim地区的扩张行为也带来了一系列的军事行动.人类定居者沿着边境线不停地进行征服,人类领土和精灵族领土也被划分的非常鲜明.

但是除了Skyrim地区这个"冲突地带"外,其它地区的Nedic人还是继续和他们的精灵族邻居们相互融合.当第一帝国的诺德人大军开到High Rock和Cyrodiil地区后,他们发现布莱顿人和古帝国人已经和精灵们共处了很长时间了.他们甚至难以分辨布莱顿人和精灵族之间的区别,因为这两个种族经过长期生活后血统已经相互混合了.这些诺德人的军队因这种人类和精灵间的力量失衡的情形而感到十分的沮丧.尽管诺德人统治High Rock和Cyrodiil的时间并不长(不到两个世纪),但其结果确是起决定性作用的;从那时起,力量的天平就从精灵族转向人类了.

新手注释:

Skyrim,High Rock,Cyrodiil,晨风,Hammerfell——————Tamriel大陆的各个行省.

Atmora——————-Tamriel大陆北方的一个大陆,人类的故乡(这里不包括红色守卫).

Harald国王—————在Skyrim地区建立了第一个诺德人王国.后来发展为的Skyrim帝国史称"第一帝国",而后来兴起的Cyrodiil人类帝国则被称作了第二帝国.

Ysgramor————-诺德人英雄,带领诺德人来到Tamriel大陆.

神秘纪元—————-第一纪元之前的一个纪元,被认为是混沌的年代.

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Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation: A Social History of Cyrodiil
by University of Gwylim Press3E 344
Details the presence of humans in Tamriel prior to the original Nordic conquests thought to bring humans to Tamriel


Note: In the TES: Online version of the book, the publication date is 2E 344, amongst other minor changes.

Historians often portray the human settlement of Tamriel as a straightforward process of military expansion of the Nords of Skyrim. In fact, human settlers occupied nearly every corner of Tamriel before Skyrim was even founded. These so-called "Nedic peoples" include the proto-Cyrodilians, the ancestors of the Bretons, the aboriginals of Hammerfell, and perhaps a now-vanished Human population of Morrowind. Strictly speaking, the Nords are simply another of these Nedic peoples, the only one that failed to find a method of peaceful accommodation with the Elveswho already occupied Tamriel.
Ysgramor was certainly not the first human settler in Tamriel. In fact, in "fleeing civil war inAtmora", as the Song of Return states, Ysgramor was following a long tradition of migration from Atmora; Tamriel had served as a "safety valve" for Atmora for centuries before Ysgramor's arrival. Malcontents, dissidents, rebels, landless younger sons, all made the difficult crossing from Atmora to the "New World" of Tamriel. New archeological excavations date the earliest human settlements in Hammerfell, High Rock, and Cyrodiil at ME800-1000, centuries earlier than Ysgramor, even assuming that the twelve Nord "kings" prior to Harald were actual historical figures.
The Nedic peoples were a minority in a land of Elves, and had no choice but to live peacefully with the Elder Race. In High Rock, Hammerfell, Cyrodiil, and possibly Morrowind, they did just that, and the Nedic peoples flourished and expanded over the last centuries of the Merethic Era. Only in Skyrim did this accommodation break down, an event recorded in the Song of Return. Perhaps, being close to reinforcements from Atmora, the proto-Nords did not feel it necessary to submit to the authority of the Skyrim Elves. Indeed, the early Nord chronicles note that under King Harald, the first historical Nord ruler (1E 113-221), “the Atmoran mercenaries returned to their homeland” following the consolidation of Skyrim as a centralized kingdom. Whatever the case, the pattern was set -- in Skyrim, expansion would proceed militarily, with human settlement following the frontier of conquest, and the line between Human territory and Elven territory was relatively clear.
But beyond this "zone of conflict", the other Nedic peoples continued to merge with their Elven neighbors. When the Nord armies of the First Empire finally entered High Rock and Cyrodiil, they found Bretons and proto-Cyrodiils already living there among the Elves. Indeed, the Nords found it difficult to distinguish between Elf and Breton, the two races had already intermingled to such a degree. The arrival of the Nord armies upset the balance of power between the Nedic peoples and the Elves. Although the Nords' expansion into High Rock and Cyrodiil was relatively brief (less than two centuries), the result was decisive; from then on, power in those regions shifted from the Elves to the Humans.

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