The Dark Ages Were Actually Good. What Can That Teach Us? - The Atlantic


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It’s time to think about the Roman empire again. But not the part of its history that usually commands attention in the United States: the long, sad path of Decline and Fall. It’s what happened later that deserves our curiosity. As a reminder, in 476 a.d.
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It’s time to think about the Roman empire again. But not the part of its history that usually commands attention in the United States: the long, sad path of Decline and Fall. It’s what happened later that deserves our curiosity. As a reminder, in 476 a.d. via Pocket
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The era that began with Rome’s collapse—“late antiquity,”

Before, we have the familiar characters in togas; sometime after, knights in armor. But in between? And specifically: How did the diverse terrain that had been the Roman empire in the West respond when central authority gave way? When the last emperor was gone, how did that register in Hispania and Gaul? How did people manage without the imperial system that had built roads and aqueducts, and brought its laws and language to so much of the world?

These included not only the breakup of empire into the precursors of what became modern countries but also “much that a sensitive European has come to regard as most ‘modern’ and valuable in his own culture,” from new artistic and literary forms to self-governing civic associations.
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8 days ago by aries1988
The End of the Roman Empire Wasn’t That Bad
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Hanna Barczyk I t’s time to think about the Roman empire again. But not the part of its history that usually commands attention in the United States: the long,…
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RT : The Dark Ages: why not look on the brighter side?

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