Dark Ages Effects

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I INTRODUCTION A. BACKGROUND INFORMATION The impact of the dark ages had a presumed profound negative impact on Western Europe. The primary cause for this was that the taxation system had fallen apart. It was a time when the emergence of new civilizations lead to conflict. “Invasions” of entire peoples and military expeditions were the largest contributors of these conflicts. Since there were no taxes it left no one to defend against this tyranny. The during this time the plague was breaking out in Constantinople as well. The fall of Rome was from constant conflict with barbarians, this during the migration period various groups of people moved across Europe . Byzantium was flourishing in the Eastern Roman Empire even through the Dark Ages. Depopulation, Deurbanisation, invasion, and movement of people, which began in late antiquity, proceeded in to the early middle ages. The Barbarians invaders, including various Germanic peoples, formed new kingdoms in what remained of the Western Roman Empire. In the 7th century, North Africa and the Middle East, once part of the Eastern Roman Empire came under the rule of the Caliphate, an Islamic empire, after conquest by Muhammad’s successors. Although there were substantial changes in society, and political structures, the break with Antiquity was not complete. The still- sizeable Byzantine empire survived in the east and remained a major power. The empire’s law code, the Code of Justinian, was rediscovered in Northern Italy in 1070 and became widely admired... ... middle of paper ... ...dled the situation and the Ostrogoths began raiding and plundering Rome. Valens was later killed at the battle of Adrianople trying to settle a dispute. III. CONCLUSION A. The plague played large part in the history of Europe because of the damage it did along with the it stopping the reforming of Rome. The sprouting of Islam show the start of a new culture and the frequent warfare ruin cultures and made some strong. B. Overall the dark ages were a dark time but humanity pulled thought and advanced far beyond what we believed we could. IV. REFERENCES -The timetables of history by Daniel j. Boorstin -A concise history of the warrior by J.M. Roberts -Procopius, History of the wars, Vol. 1, pp. 451-473 -genelogiacal-gleaning.com/dark%20ages.htm

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