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Aug 1

Cambridge Medieval History vol 1 -The Christian Roman Empire and the Foundation of the Teutonic Kingdoms (Classic Medieval History)

Cambridge Medieval History vol 1 -The Christian Roman Empire and the Foundation of the Teutonic Kingdoms (Classic Medieval History)
THE present volume covers a space of about two hundred years beginning with Constantine and stopping a little short of Justinian. At its opening the Roman Empire is standing in its ancient majesty, drawing new strength from the reforms of Diocletian and the statesmanship of Constantine: at its close the Empire has vanished from the West, while the East is slowly recovering from the pressure of the barbarians in the fifth century, and gathering strength for Justinian’s wars of conquest. At its opening heathenism is still a mighty power, society is built up on heathen pride of class, and Rome still seems the centre of the world: at its ending we see Christianity supreme, Constantinople the seat of power, and the old heathen order of society in the West dissolving in the confusion of barbarian devastations. At its opening Caesar’s will is law from the Atlantic to Armenia: at its ending a great system of Teutonic and Arian kingdoms in the West has just been grievously shaken by the conversion of the Franks from heathenism direct to orthodoxy. BǖУ thе thìnɡ yoū ωаnt!n! Hìɡh perfοrmαnсе ω¡th loω с0st!


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