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Ancient History

The Fall of the Roman Empire: Possible Dates and Theories

December 4, 2020

A wide variety of dates have been proposed for the fall of Rome. The scholars who have put forth these dates have plausible theories that support their propositions. According to some of these theories, Roman Civilization continues until today. […]

Roman Forum at sunset in Rome, Italy
Ancient History

Why Did the Roman Empire Fall?

December 4, 2020

As there is no exact date to indicate when the Roman Empire fell, there is not one specific reason for the fall of this ancient superpower. Clearly, there must have been a combination of various factors that contributed to the Roman collapse. […]

A mural depicting the seige of Constantinople, with the fortified city of Constantinople in a frenzy, soldiers firing arrows at the enemies outside from the towers, aristocrats and the emperor watching the battle in progress from their elevated perches, and outside the city enemy forces on horses, with canons pointed at Constantinople.
History

Decline of Byzantine Empire and Rise of Islam. Are the two connected?

November 23, 2020

The inception of Islam can be traced back to early 7th century, and around the same time the Byzantine Empire with its capital in Constantinople was in a very strong position. But with the spread of Islam and the Arabic conquests fundamentally reshaped the Mediterranean world and created religious, cultural, and linguistic boundaries that persist even today. […]

Attila riding a pale horse.
Ancient History

The Fall of the Western Roman Empire: Alaric and Attila

November 12, 2020

Alaric’s sack of Rome was a big blow for the Roman Empire. It showed the weakness of the Western Roman Empire and gave an opportunity to the numerous barbarian tribes to carve out their own territories in the Roman provinces. This was the beginning of the downfall of the Western Roman Empire. […]

The Huns attack the Alans.
Ancient History

The Goths and the Huns: The Barbarian Pressure on Rome

November 12, 2020

The ‘barbarians’, including Goths and Huns, were not one unified society or civilization, but were instead dozens of separate tribes. During the 4th century AD, the Huns began to migrate westward. It was this steady migration that later had disastrous consequences for the Roman Empire. […]

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