2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Nov 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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HS 339 - The Fall of Two Empires: Rome and Byzantium

(3.00 cr.)

The Roman and Byzantine Empires each lasted a thousand years, yet both fell. How? This course examines the reasons, internal and external, that brought an end to both empires; how they declined; and how they finally dissolved. It investigates how the political instability brought about by increasingly weak absolutist governments; the inabilities of their armies and navies to adapt to changes brought about by technological innovations and economic restraints; and the invasions of powerful outside cultural, religious, and military forces played roles in destroying two the greatest states in history.

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course.
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
Years Typically Offered: Varies

Interdisciplinary Studies: II/IM



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