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dc.contributor.authorMcDaniel, Ryan David
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-27T21:34:42Z
dc.date.available2012-08-27T21:34:42Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-27
dc.date.submittedJuly 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/20994
dc.description.abstractOver the course of the fifth to ninth centuries, the Roman Empire gave way in western Europe to several kingdoms initially founded by so-called 'barbarian' tribes. This thesis is a thematic assessment of the evolutionary trends that shaped this period. It respects and integrates the highly interconnected nature of these themes (politics and social structures, for instance). It is driven by a desire for synthesis, and in particular a desire to reconcile the economic arguments of Chris Wickham and Walter Goffart with the more political histories of Peter Heather and Guy Halsall. The institutions that define the early medieval era--localized, more feudal societies, power systems, and economies--will be seen to be the direct outcome of trends begun under the Empire. In fact, these trends began with the Romans' method for accommodating the arrival of the barbarian peoples in the fifth century.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjecthistoryen_US
dc.subjectmedievalen_US
dc.subjectlate antiqueen_US
dc.subjectmiddle agesen_US
dc.subjectlate antiquityen_US
dc.subjectromeen_US
dc.subjectroman empireen_US
dc.subjectbarbarianen_US
dc.subjectfeudalismen_US
dc.subjectinstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEurope, Western -- History -- 392-814
dc.subject.lcshRome -- History -- Germanic Invasions, 3rd-6th centuries
dc.subject.lcshCulture diffusion -- Europe -- History
dc.subject.lcshFeudalism
dc.title'Decline and Fall'? The Institutional History of Post-Imperial Western Europe, AD 400-800en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeHistoryen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Historyen_US
dc.description.advisorGraham, Timothy
dc.description.committee-memberRyan, Michael
dc.description.committee-memberSmith, Jason


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