HIST183 CM - The Fall of Rome and the End of Empire

Political corruption, economic failure, barbarian invasion, religious rupture, and even the plague have all been offered as explanations for the end of the Roman Empire. But do we really understand how and when a political system and culture that enjoyed such remarkable longevity finally came to an end? This course will examine the often widely divergent interpretations of material and documentary evidence offered by historians, classicists, and archaeologists. Political, economic, military, religious, social, and environmental factors will receive careful attention.

Offered: Occasionally

Credit: 1

Course Number: HIST183 CM

This course information is from the 2017-2018 Catalog. View this catalog.

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