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CHAPTER 7 The World of Late Antiquity, 284-ca. 600 I. Rebuilding the Roman Empire, 284-395 Seeking an end to civil wars, a viable military to defend the borders, and a strong economic base for taxation, Diocletian and his successors transformed the empire. A. The Reforms of Diocletian (r. 284-305) 1. The organizational structure of the tetrarchy. 2. The reforms of Diocletian. B. The Reforms of Constantine (r. 306-337) 1. Financial and military reforms. 2. Acceptance of Christianity with the Edict of Milan. C. The Fourth-Century Empire: A Fragile Stability 1. Lack of dynastic successors created political instability. 2. Political, military, and financial problems. II. The Catholic Church and the Roman Empire, 313-604 Christianity came to dominate the empire, as the church itself struggled for uniform belief, increased the power of the Pope, and developed monastic life. A. Emperors, Bishops, and Heretics
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