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Unformatted text preview: Discussion 00:12 Gilgamesh & Polbyius probably not on Final PROBABLY ON FINAL:- Plato, Perpetua, City of God (possibly), Quran AND Charlemagne Charlemagne: king of Franks- Holy Roman Empire (emperor)- late 700s – early 800s • fragmented in west, held by little in east • Rome could no longer deal with barbarians of north and west, couldn’t protect borders any longer o Tribal, nomadic o Climatic changes in north that fueled food shortages. Warmth in west & high agriculture o Constantinople is in East o Wealth & food = east • Massive urban population that wasn’t militarily ready as they had been before… like a population of soldiers/citizens.- UNIFY = CENTRAL AUTHORITY ROME early Dark Ages (Roman collapse) • technology decrease, food supply down population decreases and scatters, city deteriorates, public works decrease (not as much in east but a...
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- Fall '10
- food shortages. Warmth, Massive urban population, Roman festival Saternalia/winter, old Roman Emperors, early Dark Ages