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Fall of the Roman Empire

Summary: Q. To what extent did civil unrest during the time of Late Antiquity, cause the Roman Empire to fall?
1. Introduction

In `Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', Edward Gibbon wrote, `[that] if a man were called upon to fix the period in the history of the world when the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus (AD 98 to 180).' Although many have questioned the validity of Gibbon's study, few would argue with the substance of the quote. This period was indeed a time of great stability for the Roman Empire, which had never been, or would ever be achieved again. It is therefore not surprising why many look to the time of Late Antiquity, a age of, which followed Gibbon's period of prosperity, when trying to establish reasons for the fall of the empire in AD 476.

2. Diocletian's Reign

When Diocletian became emperor in AD 284, seen...

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