Lecture #1: The Fall of Rome
Lecture #1: The Fall of Rome History 171
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Date Created: 10/01/15
91015 The Medieval Ages 1 2 3 Roman Catholicism Germaine Europe Lecture 1 The Fall of Rome What we will examine 1 2 3 Late Roman Empire Barbarization of Home What was late antiquity Art Stilichogt Vandel in a barbarian tribe Roman Empire 27 BCE 476 CE Greatest geographical extent c 117 CE empire and provincial administration pax romana citizenship spend 20 years in the army law taxes high taxation standing army last standing army in 100 years trade and road networks rome falls so rapidly because of trade predominantly urban society Defending the Empire The Roman Army Standing forces anonage increased pay maintained loyalty usually doubled the pay taxes amp debasement of coinage manpower avenue to citizenship Early Empire in a Nutshell Q from principle early to dominate Q from Italy to provinces 0 secret of empire 69 CE 0 emperor makers if you murder the current emperor in front of the people and they vote you to become new emperor you automatically become it By the end of 235 235 284 anarchy in Rome Crisis of the Third Century 284305 Diocletian the dominate The late emperor Q Murdered opponent Tetrarchy 4 emperors split up into sections 0 Eastern and Western division 0 Greek East and Latin West 0 Left out Constantine The emperor Constantine 306 337 0 Sole emperor 0 names a new city after himself Constantinople 0 moves the capital to the East Late Roman Empire 0 Patrocinium movement 0 Sets the pattern for medieval feudalism Germanic Values Strong personal loyalty military prowess enjoy fighting munificence distribution of treasury 0 gift giving ring giver Sacrifice Heroism Germanic Culture 0 violent Q kinbased Q unstable 0 fragmentary Q migratory 0 different from urbanized romans Frontier armv led bv Dux Duke Field armv led bv comes Count This is the Rome that they knew amp emulated 378 Huge military loss 0 Rebel against the Romans 0 Battle of Adrianople take place I 2000 troops annihilated Adrianople 378 O Valens doesn t wait for Gratian faces Goths alone 0 Goths good Valens poor Makes Germanic Tribes Federates Theodosius Stilicho the Vandal amp his family 400 death of Theodosius I Empire divided into East and West Sach of Rome 410 for three days rampaged rome 476 Romulus Augustulus killed 0 NOT REPLACED Q EmperorONLY in East
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