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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - AHIX220

Learn about a key period of history, the late fourth to the late sixth centuries CE, often known as the Fall of Rome. This period represents the transition from the ancient world to the medieval period; as well as representing the 'end' of Antiquity, it is regarded as the period of the 'origin' of many European states. You will focus on the dynamics of imperial rule, the so-called barbarian invasions, and the establishment of the first western European states. You will also explore the use of historical documents as evidence not only for events but for society and beliefs, through reading texts written at the time that include political speeches and holy biographies.

When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Andrew Gillett



NCCW(s): AHIX320, HST330, AHIS220, AHIS320, AHST233, AHST333
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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