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hist 022007 lecture 12 - Lecture 12 Decline and Fall of the...

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Lecture 12 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire -barbarians and christianity -.5 mil military protected 55 million people -military so powerful people forgot how to carry weapons, no walls -Goths, Franks, Persians fought Rome “Barracks Emporers” [AD 235-284] -many rulers died and centuries of troubles Diocletian [r. 284-305] born a soldier held empire together changed nature of roman empire principate [princeps]: first amongst equals dominus [dominate]: lord and master Tetrarchy Diocletian split empire into 2 halves Stable system of succession Both halves have 1 augustus, 1 casesar [leaders] Better administration 4 rulers altogether=tetrarchy o Created too many people who thought they had right to rule; lead to civil war -Diocletian made new coinage Christianity Jesus of Nazareth [ca. 4BC-AD 30] Paul of Tarsus [ca. AD 10-67] Christos: ‘anointed’-christians Ca. AD 300, ca. 5 million converts Document 27: Celsus, the true world
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