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'Decline and Fall'? The Institutional History of Post-Imperial Western Europe, AD 400-800

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dc.contributor.author McDaniel, Ryan David
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-27T21:34:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-27T21:34:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-27
dc.date.submitted July 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20994
dc.description.abstract Over 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject history en_US
dc.subject medieval en_US
dc.subject late antique en_US
dc.subject middle ages en_US
dc.subject late antiquity en_US
dc.subject rome en_US
dc.subject roman empire en_US
dc.subject barbarian en_US
dc.subject feudalism en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Europe, Western -- History -- 392-814
dc.subject.lcsh Rome -- History -- Germanic Invasions, 3rd-6th centuries
dc.subject.lcsh Culture diffusion -- Europe -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Feudalism
dc.title 'Decline and Fall'? The Institutional History of Post-Imperial Western Europe, AD 400-800 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree History en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of History en_US
dc.description.advisor Graham, Timothy
dc.description.committee-member Ryan, Michael
dc.description.committee-member Smith, Jason


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