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Unformatted text preview: opulation shrinks the economy shrinks government is localized cities dwindle and disappear After the Empire After transportation severely limited communication severely limited education declines a new motive for education new a religion of the book the Bible as a sacred book the word of God the three emperors three
savagely persecutes Christians Constantine (306-37)
legalizes, adopts and supports legalizes, Christianity Christianity Julian (355-63)
the last non-Christian emperor the Roman landscape the pagan temples urban architecture proconsuls and legionaries provinces and camps the medieval landscape the Christian churches rural architecture bishops and monks dioceses and monasteries monasticism monasticism
Anthony of Egypt (251-356) Western monasticism
Benedict of Nursia (480-547) Benedict communities of prayer communities
isolated self-sufficient work sanctified as prayer laborare est orare communities of prayer communities
work in the fields work in the scriptorium
Bibles prayer books other books other Bibles Bibles
Hebrew Bible Greek New Testament Latin Bible (Vulgate)
Jerome (347-420) Jerome the uses of books the roll codex palimpsest scroll codex palimpsest translating books translating
Greek Persian Syriac Arabic Hebrew Latin Roman intellectuals Roman
after the fall preserving an ancient culture in a new Christian world with few material resources Cassiodorus Boethius Boethius Cassiodorus (485-585) Cassiodorus at the court of Theoderic (507-37)...
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