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-1Chapter 7 The Passing of the Roman World and the Emergence of Medieval Civilization I. Transformation of the Roman World: The Role of the Germanic Peoples A. End of the Western Empire * Visigoths sacked Rome in 410, Vandals sacked Rome in 455, and Goths sacked Rome in 493 * Theodoric- king of the Goths B. The New Kingdoms * Ostrogothic Kingdom of Italy - kept Roman government and had different systems of rule for Romans and Germans - conquered by Byzantine armies 535-554 * Visigoth Kingdom of Spain - favored coexistence between Roman and German populations - had no procedure for choosing new rulers- led to fiht for powers * The Frankish Kingdom - Clovis- established the kingdom -first Roman Catholic convert - Kingship and customary law replaced Roman gov’t * Anglo-Saxon England C. The Society of the Germanic Peoples * family biggest part of society * The Frankish Family and Marriage - man ruler - women of childbearing age were worth more than those of not II. The Role and Development of the Christian Church
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 102h taught by Professor Self during the Fall '08 term at Old Dominion.

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