Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Consequences of the Fall of the Roman Empire

In the 410 A.D., hordes of Visigoths, furious because of the poor treatment given them by the Roman government, invaded and sacked the city of Rome. The Visigoths, who were Christians like many of the citizens of Rome, spilled little blood and overall caused little material damage, but the blow to Roman pride was devastating.

Psychologically, members of Western civilization began to doubt whether order could again be restored, given that such a strong and powerful empire had decayed and fell.

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