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The Mighty West

Following the breakup and decline of the Western Roman Empire, many contemporary writers described the subsequent rise to prominence of the Germanic powers (such as the Visigoths, Ostrogoths and Vandals) as nothing short of a ‘barbarian’ invasion. Despite the many disruptions that occurred- some more violent and protracted than others- a sort of tenuous equilibrium…

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The Light That Never Went Out

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the phrase The Dark Ages? Hordes of barbarians descending from the mountainside, laying waste to an enlightened and ordered society, leaving only violence and lawlessness in their wake? The utter disintegration of art, learning, science and culture for nearly 400 years? Unrelenting…

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