17. Migrations of the 4th and 5th Centuries

17. Migrations of the 4th and 5th Centuries - -Started to...

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Migrations of the 4 th and 5 th Centuries - Migrations were encouraged by foreign warriors of the Roman Empire - Families followed their warriors to the new territories - The Huns were one of the first groups of warriors, invading Eastern Europe in the 4 th Century o Good with cavalry, very quick and tactical - Constantinople bribed the Huns to quit attacking - Huns ignored them and took over Paris - Visigoths came down into the Western part of the old Roman Empire seeking protection from the Huns - Societies couldn’t keep up with the immigrants, so they cut off payments and dishonored agreements made with them - Visigoths established their own ethnic identity and organized a state in modern- day Spain - Others observed the process and copied it - In 406 the Vandals came to Gaul
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Unformatted text preview: -Started to cause problems with Northern Africa-Seized North African tax payments of grain and oil, built up a strong navy-Immigrants fueled innovative social and cultural transformations in Europe-Many modeled their societies after the Romans-Many new laws were formed which corresponded to specific social values of specific cultures-Weak economies threatened many of the societies-This transformed the politics, society, and economy of the Western Roman Empire Thesis: The immigration of new people into the Western Roman Empire created a synthesis of cultures, and transformed the face of the region as these new immigrants began to carve out their own states, societies, and ways of life....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course HIST 1201 taught by Professor Howardeisenstatt during the Fall '07 term at Seton Hall.

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