Decline and Fall

Decline and Fall - DeclineandFall. Jesus(ca.4BCE30CE)...

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Decline and Fall…. Jesus (ca. 4BCE-30CE) Paul of Tarsus (ca. 5-64 CE) Celsus, The True World (2 nd  c. CE) Sassanid/Sasanid Persians (224-651) Diocletian (r.284-305) Tetrarchy Constantine I (r. . 306-337) Theodosius I (r. 379-395) Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals, Huns Sima Qian (Ssuma Ch’ien) ?145-?89 BCE Shi Ji (Records of the Great Historian) Descriptions and analysis Strong biographical emphasis o Focusing on important generals, kings
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o Topical organization o Narrative style o Got in trouble for critiquing the emperor Forced to be castrated  Can’t express criticism too overtly Xiongnu (Hsiung-nu) A confederation of different tribal groups Full time horse nomads Composite bow o Bow made up of different kinds of born or animal horn glued together The Xiongnu and the Western Han (202 BCE – 9CE) Xiongnu not trying to take China over Han dynasty saw these enemies as a way of maintaining central order and  power They have an interest in maintaining each other Western tried to defeat the Xiongnu Outsiders and the Eastern Han (23-220CE) Relationship changes in the 2 nd  half of the Han dynasty Eastern Han has strong local power Xiongnu served for pay
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Collapsed quickly o Shouldn’t go after and try to destroy opponent, should’ve just  maintained the frontiers Celts and Germans Neither were cavalry people Teutoburg Forest (9ce) Arminius o Served in the Roman army as an auxiliary
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