CLSC 390

Late Antiquity and the "Fall" of the Roman Empire

This course explores the world of Late Antiquity and the problem of the "fall" of the Roman Empire. Students encounter a variety of perspectives on this period, but examine in some detail the impact of Christianity on the Empire, the Germanic invasions into the Western Empire in the fourth and fifth centuries, and the place of "moral decadence" in theories about the fall of the Empire.