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HIST 1040. The Fall of the Roman Empire

Uses the latest results of archaeology, written sources, environmental sciences, genetics, GIS, etc., to study the changes, violent or subtle, that transformed the Roman world to produce medieval civilization between ca. 300 and 700. Topics include Constantine's conversion; economic recovery, collapse and climate change; the barbarians; women and power; pandemic disease; emphasizes reading of ancient sources in translation, archaeology, and the sciences of the human past.

Notes: No prior college level History is required or assumed. Students seeking to fulfill their Social Sciences distribution requirement and freshmen welcome.

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Fall

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12:00-1:15

Course ID: 

121636

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History

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