CSU HIST 100 - Late Antiquity and Emergence of Medieval World (3 pages)

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• Crisis of the third Century • Year of 6 emperors • Diocletian • Byzantium • Christianities • Arianism • Goths • Battle of Adrianople • Visigoths • Vandals • Ostrogoth Kingdom


Lecture number:
8
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Colorado State University- Fort Collins
Course:
Hist 100 - Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)
Edition:
1

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HIST 100 1st Edition Lecture 8 Late Antiquity and Emergence of Medieval World Crisis of the third Century o Military anarchy o Roman empire nearly collapsed o FROM 218 285 AD There were 83 claimants to the throne Only a handful died of natural causes o Non stop war undermined the economy Disrupted farming and commerce Warmongering generals devalued currency o Unlucky timing roman boarders attacked by Germanic tribes Year of 6 emperors o Some reigns lasting only 20 days o No buildings public works laws cultural attention o Demonstrates disorder Diocletian o Restive army and wrecked economy at the time Europe s gold and silver mines largely depleted o Withdrew Rome s currency from circulation Returned Europe to a barter system A money economy wouldn t return until 10th century o Reorganized the army Separate military and civil divisions o Tetrarchy political Rule of 4 o Persecution of Christians o Constantine s Edict of Milan o Constantine Legalized Christianity Not yet official religion Demolished the tetrarchy Solidified eastern and western empire Seemed to have restored the empire o Stables control returned to emperor trade culture boarders o Attempts to stabilize church These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Byzantium o Istanbul once Constantinople o New capital city of roman Empire Nexus of trade east meets west o Western empire was in severe decline o Western side faring far better Money cradle of Western Civ urban commercial literate sophisticated sense of unity Christianities o No two groups of people believed the same thing Jesus of Nazareth as biblical messiah Son of God Died on the cross and rose from the dead Physically present in the bread and wine of Eucharist Coeternal with God o Fracturing and internal fighting resulted o Constantine summoned a council to sort it out Invited the leaders of every Christian community Arianism o Controversy



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