The Challenges: The Ancient Age Of The Roman Empire

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The anarchic time of the Roman Empire were forced to deal with tremendous challenges that caused the empire to spilt into three East, West and South. The biggest and most devastating challenge was the fall of Rome, which divides the empire in the first place. The east was mostly Germanic catholic tribes who banded together to control what was left of Rome and soon become the Carolingian empire, the South were control by the Muslims, while the East was the Greek orthodox Byzantine Empire. Though Rome falling was a abominable event the empires in the east and south were advancing at a rapid pass while the east empire was seen as backwards and behind the march to progress.
Though the unsurpassable Roman Empire was great
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After the fall of Rome the fate of the common farmer remained unchanged. They continued to be farmers. It 's just who they paid their rent/tribute to changed. These barbarians adopted many of the roman customs and culture, even though it conflicted with their own. The Germanic tribes always adopted new gods due to them being Polytheistic, but with missionary’s coming from the east, they quickly adopted Christianity as their main religion. Soon the old barbarian way gave up to an empire structure in the Carolingian Empire
The Carolingian Empire can trace their origins back to the Germanic and Christian culture left by the romans. At the height of their power they were lead by a men name Charlemagne also know as Charles the great. The empire stretched from the Atlantic coastline to the Elbe River. The pope even recognized Charlemagne and in an attempt to resurrect the east Roman Empire crowned him king. Catholicism took center stage at this time inside of the Greek orthodox like the East had adopted. Charlemagne goal was to unite the Roman Empire once aging which he field to
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After the fall of Rome, Constantine converted to Christianity and being the Byzantine Empire, which kept many of the same tradition of the old Roman Empire with minor tweaks. After the founding by Constantine, each following emperor felt like it was there deveins right to rule. This caused the new emperors laws to be holy and untouchable due to their divinity. The emperor Justinian took this belief to the next level with his creation of the Hagia Sophia and the corpus iruis civills. Their emperor system was very similar to the Rome’s spite the inclusion of

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