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 Deposed Romulus Augustus Us means little He didn’t appoint new emperor and said he would follow…

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 signs/problems Time of social mobility  Many paths open Barbarians taking major positions in Roman Empire, especially in…

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 almost only religion Paganism – polytheistic Local variation Eclectic – different gods in places times 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 Problems of replacing generations Disease  Death childbirth Infant mortality Problems in 3rd century Invasions – Persian…

Notes – Early Middle Ages 1

Fall of Roman Empire Survival in east as Byzantium Barbarian invasions and kingdoms set up on ruins of rom empire Triumph of Christianity Survive extinction  Crisis of Roman Empire Legacy peculiar  Pope Latin Catholic Church best preserver of Roman Empire now After 5th century Byzantium Abandon Latin for Greek 6th 1453 end Other preserver is…