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MMW 3 4.18.08

MMW 3 4.18.08 - MMW 3 4.18.08 Europe-Blend of Western Roman...

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MMW 3 4.18.08 Europe -Blend of Western Roman Empire and its customs and the so called Barbarians (Germanic) Culture -Didn’t overrun roman empire – filtered in slowly -Sometimes overwhelemed Romance -Languages – Roman language mainly Latin -French, spanish, portugese, vs. German, Dutch, and so forth -By 5 th Century AD – there were 2 Roman empires – east and west -Were being pulled apart – eventually becomes 2 empires w/ different characteristics Constantinople -City of Constantine – 313 AD -Moved the capital of Rome way to the east – town already in existence -Called Byzantium -City of Constantinople -Called Istanbul now -Main center of empire shifting east, Barbarians pressing on the east of the country 330 AD -Constantine moved the capital of Rome from Rome (way to the east) to a town that had already been in existence -Constantine governed from there, left non-emperor governing in Rome -In 400 AD 2 emperors – in theory the eastern one appointed western one
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-West leader = free agent to run however he/she wants -Distance so great -In theory Eastern one = dominant one West Rome -Latin = main language spoken throughout Roman Empire – Rome center of Empire -Eventually transmogrified itself to Europe East Rome -Still knew how to speak Latin but mostly spoke in Greek -Eventually ran the government in Greek and called themselves Romans in Greek -lasted practically a thousand years after the fall of Roman empire Germans -Term incorrect -Barbarians – Some had become Romanized – not bloodthirsty horde of barbarians -Romans not finding enough soldiers to defend – pressured by northern Gauls/387 BC -Romans have always been nervous about foreigners getting over the alps and destroying them -Sensitive to a threat from the north -387 BC = first time Rome got overrun by an enemy -more of raid – hit and loot and run -100 BC – Germans on the march – went through alps -Marius – General of Italy – destroyed these Germans
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