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The Fall of Rome - part 2: AD 376-476

The ‘Decine and Fall’ (or 'transformation') of the Roman empire has long been a fascinating  and controversial topic which invites comparisons with the modern world. This course will examine the period from the East/West split in the Roman Empire to the deposition of Romulus Augustulus, the last western emperor, in 476. Touching on many engaging historical, social, artistic, political, and religious isues, and examining emperors, eunuchs, Christians and barbarians, this course will be illustrated with slides, video and handouts, and  aims to be an interesting, and perhaps surprising, look at one of world history's most important eras.

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2013-04-08 14:26
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Link BYZANTINE HISTORIOGRAPHY

This link takes you to a site that has a great deal of useful information about a number of key sources for our period: Eusebius. Eunapius,...

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Link BYZANTINE SOURCES IN TRANSLATION

This link takes you to a very useful bibliography of Byzantine sources and editions. It lists available translations of Byzantine sources in...

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Link ANCIENT SOURCES AND TRANSLATIONS

This site gives a very helpful alphabetical list of ancient sources, along with links to online translations (where available) and other useful...

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Link EMBASSIES FROM THE ROMAN EMPIRE TO ATTILA THE HUN

This link takes you to an article entitled 'The Western Roman Embassy to the Court of Attila in A.D. 449' by Hrvoje Gračanin of the Unversity of...

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Link PRISCUS OF PANIUM'S EMBASSY TO ATTILA THE HUN

This link takes you to a translation of Priscus of Panium's Embassy to Attila - a first hand account of Attila from the Roman perspective.

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Link LATE ANTIQUITY/THE FALL OF ROME

This site has quite a lot of useful links to other sites/sources/links relevant to our course.

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Link MAPS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD DURING THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE

This link takes to to a very useful set of maps of the Mediterranean World during the Roman Period and Late Antiquity.

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Link BARBARIANS RISING

The Roman Empire called them “barbarians” – tribes beyond the fringe of civilization that live a primitive, savage existence. But they are also...

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