Christianization and the Fall of Rome

Thanks to Wikipedia

Thanks to Wikipedia

This map shows the Christianized areas before, during, and after the Fall of Rome.  As seen, a lot more areas were Christianized before and during the Fall, but the Christians still traveled into Europe and baptized people so that the entire Mediterranean and a good portion of the Atlantic was Christian.

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The discipline of history has made some progress, but only in a couple of ways.  It is difficult to say that the historians have become better, because there are no criteria to what the topic should be and how one should go about writing it.  The only real ways that one can say has made progress is the history of recent issues and the things people have done that reflect historical happenings.  If some new artifact was to be found, then the historical facts may change, not the way one writes.  The writing is the author’s own style, but the evidence is the world’s way of progressing.  Historians do not have the power over what the world does, so there can only be so much that they can rewrite until they find something new.

Britain After Rome: Questions Answered

The transition from Roman to Anglo-Saxon Britain answers the basic questions.  Who were the people of that time?  What were their lives like?  What was their world like?  What happened of at the time that had some significance to the people?  Deeper into the chapter, there are more specific questions that are answered.  What was the government like?  What was the economy like and what were the products were being sold?  Why were there no taxes and mass production in the economy after a certain point?  Why did people abandon their towns and where did they move?  Why did they move there?  What was the community like in each establishment?  What was the military’s role in the community and how did they influence the people?  Later, the questions get even more specific.  Where were the British in eastern England?  Where were the easily identifiable Bede’s Angles, Saxons and Jutes?  What happened to the beliefs, traditions, and the practices of the communities?  How did something so small, like brooches, place the communities and why can’t the findings be the only evidence to where the missing communities were?  Why were Roman pieces being found with the English ones and how did they get there?  What were the burial rituals and what was unique about the burial sites?  How did the two (the pieces and burial rituals/sites) place the first Anglo-Saxons?  What did the crossover of two cultures create?

Britain After Rome: Questions Answered

The transition from Roman to Anglo-Saxon Britain answers the basic questions.  Who were the people of that time?  What were their lives like?  What was their world like?  What happened of at the time that had some significance to the people?  Deeper into the chapter, there are more specific questions that are answered.  What was the government like?  What was the economy like and what were the products were being sold?  Why were there no taxes and mass production in the economy after a certain point?  Why did people abandon their towns and where did they move?  Why did they move there?  What was the community like in each establishment?  What was the military’s role in the community and how did they influence the people?  Later, the questions get even more specific.  Where were the British in eastern England?  Where were the easily identifiable Bede’s Angles, Saxons and Jutes?  What happened to the beliefs, traditions, and the practices of the communities?  How did something so small, like brooches, place the communities and why can’t the findings be the only evidence to where the missing communities were?  Why were Roman pieces being found with the English ones and how did they get there?  What were the burial rituals and what was unique about the burial sites?  How did the two (the pieces and burial rituals/sites) place the first Anglo-Saxons?  What did the crossover of two cultures create?