WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SAY ROME “FELL”?
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The primary sources focus on western European regions in the centuries after that portion of the Roman Empire fell apart (400–800 CE). The secondary source writers make quite different overall judgments about what the "fall" of Rome meant. Concluding exercises have students assess questions such as "Compare and contrast the Roman pagan view of the late Roman Empire with the view held by Christians living throough those times."