The impact of 'barbarian' invasions 3.3 (Romans called all those…
The impact of 'barbarian' invasions 3.3
The Fall Of Rome
The term Dark Ages is sometimes describe the Early Middle Ages; This was the period in Europe from the fall of the Rome Empire 476 CE until 1000 CE.
It was a time when some believed the 'light' of Rome was extinguished. Europe was plunged into darkness and chaos.
Europe started to go out of darkness when it began to advance its knowledge and learning in a time known as the Renaissance
Many historians try to avoid using the term 'The Dark Ages' as they believe it downplays the significance of the period and undervalues the achievements of the societies of the time.
Romans called all those from beyond the borders of the Empire 'Barbarians'
From a Greek word meaning Barbarians are called, Foreigners.
Barbarians were thought to be uncivilized because of their different culture and customs.
For a number of reasons; these 'Barbarians' were able to overthrow the Roman Empire
Some hypothesis were that ;
The Empire was too big to survive
The Roman Population was declining
The Roman Legions increasingly enlisted 'Barbarians' whose loyalty could no longer be taken for granted.
The adoption of Christianity as the official religion of the Empire blunted their desire to conquer.
Infighting and civil war weakened the empire.
The collapse may have been due to the combination of these or other factors. But whatever the cause, the last Roman emperor was Romulus Augustulus, was deposed in 476 CE
The eastern part of the fallen Roman Empire was ruled by the Byzantines; There capital was Constantinople which is commonly known as Istanbul the capital of modern day Turkey
The empire lasted for 1000 thousand years until it was finally conquered by the Turks in 1453 CE.
Many Kingdoms emerged to fill the vacuum left by the fall of the Western Roman Empire
Huns, Goths, Vandals and other groups that had challenged Rome before established empires of their own, From the fallen land of the Roman Empire
Many consequences were found in the Dark ages ; There was major violence. If people were educated it seemed that they were educated so education was not a thing in the Dark Ages many buildings were destroyed or abandoned.
But most of the Dark ages were not actually 'Dark' there were quite a lot of contributions in the Dark
Feudalism is an example of one such system
Charlemagne was one ruler whose achievements were far grater than those of a mere warlord. He was the King of Franks,
He encouraged the arts and learning. Under his ruling large parts of western Europe became christian and he promoted education particularly through monasteries.