Notes – Early Medieval Ages 7

Notes 7 The Roman Empire committed suicide by accident? The further back the events the easier it is for the historian to “see it coming” Who are the Barbarians? Burgundian code Refer to themselves as Barbarians not Romans What do we know From Archaeology...

Notes – Early Medieval Ages 6

Notes 6Transformation of the Roman Empire  410 to 480 West empire disintegrated Dismembered by Barbarians Wanted to share in wealth and accomplishments not destroy it 476 fall of the Western Empire Barbarian deposed a Roman emperor  Barbarian leader Odavacer...

Notes – Early Medieval Ages 5

Notes 5 Why study the Confessions? Christianity had a great impact on Roman Empire late fourth and fifth century 3 problems 1. Problem of evil 2. Relation between body and soul 3. Understanding of sin and redemption  All of these are dealt with thoroughly in...

Notes – Early Medieval 4

Christian Roman Empire Tolerated Official Then sole legal religion except Judaism Arianism Donatists Manicheans Constantine died 337 When he died empire restored to former glory Fourth century often seen through the lens of 410 sacking  Inequality one of...

Notes – Early Medieval Age 3

Conversion of Constantine Permanent change Hard to explain on strategic grounds Starts the Christianisation of Roman Empire Been illegal for 250 years Romans killed Jesus Polytheism and its ceremony was rife First becomes tolerant Then favoured Then official and...

Notes – Early Medieval Notes 2

Early medieval notes 2 Crisis of Third Century Diocletian  Was awesome Saved the Roman empire Problems Problem of succession – how next one chosen Size Urban and rural  Cities draining country East west imbalance Armies – staffed by barbarians...