The historyThe barbaric tribes' territories before the Franks took over
Surrounding the Roman Empire were many barbaric tribes. They were called barbaric for simply being different than the Romans, so banish any ideas of these people having qualities of cavemen. After the Roman empire fell, the tribes fought for control, and the Franks, led by their ruler Clovis, won over. Most of the barbaric tribes pictured in the map were now included in the empire and Clovis had no trouble from them, but he and all his descendants had to consistently fend off other tribes, especially the Vikings.
The Frankish Empire at its peak size
It was under Charlemagne that the Frankish empire reached its largest size, and so I have put it here for comparison to the other maps.
The invasions of unconquered barbarian tribes greatly affected the life of the people in the Frankish empire during the Middle Ages. First of all, the invasions were a huge reason the Middle Ages is referred to as the Dark Ages.
(This is a map of the invasions in to the Roman empire, and I apologize for that, but the Franks took over the territory the Romans once ruled, so the invasion routes are greatly similar. I just couldn't find a picture of routes of invasions specifically of the Frankish empire.)