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Unformatted text preview: Barbarization/Romanization late 4th c.: Visigoths admitted into Empire, then revolt individual barbarian volunteers in Roman army; mercenary Barbarian troops Western Roman emperors controlled by tribal leaders last great Roman commander a 'Vandal' northern tribes seek assistance against Huns barbarians gradually Christianized; Latinized (leading to Romance languages) continuation of Roman legal systems; Justinian important 6th c. Eastern Roman emperor (law code, Hagia Sophia) Middle Ages Muslim conquests of NE, n. Africa, Spain; resulting preservation of Hellenic philosophy and science; in n. Europe and (sometimes Italy) Holy Roman Empire Roman Eastern Empire lasts another millennium as Byzantine Empire (more Greek, Christian than Roman); has greater resources in troops, money, geography 1453: Constantinople sacked by Ottomans...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CLA 160 taught by Professor Burgess during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
- Spring '08