So, Emperor Diocletian split it in two, with one capital in Constantinople, and one in Rome. By this time as well, several Germanic barbarian groups, such as the Vandals and the Goths, were advancing through the weakened Empire 's borders in the area that is now Germany. Eventually, a former Roman commander and leader of the Germanic tribe of Siri, Odovacar entered the city without resistance and dethroned sixteen year-old Emperor Romanus Rogustalus. The Eastern Empire was renamed the Byzantine Empire. Eventually, trade problems caused money shortages, and Turkish and Ottoman attacks from the West increasingly weakened the Empire, until it finally
Adeena Liang Ms. Udwin AP World 1A November 14th, 2016 Mongol DBQ The 13th and 14th centuries were an eventful time in history. One of the events includes the Hundred Years’ War, which basically created nationalism and a more modern form of warfare. Another event was the Black Death, which was a deadly disease that spread along the Silk Road and wiped out about half of Europe.
They could fire multiple shots before needing to be reloaded. And less time reloading, means less time to get shot at. The most famous of these guns, the Spencer carbine, could fire an astounding seven shots in 30 seconds. All in all these repeating rifles changed the war for the north, but according to history.com “Civil War Technology, they state “Like many other Civil War technologies, these weapons were available to Northern troops but not Southern ones: Southern factories had neither the equipment nor the know-how to produce them.” (history.com) These accounted for over 90% of all injuries/fatalities for the entire
“There is a space not known by sight, but only by the sound of a little stream descending through the hollow it has eroded from the massive stone in its endlessly entwining lazy flow.” This is Dante’s symbolism of the River Lethe which flows down from Purgatory where it has washed away the memory of the sinners. Dante ends each book in the Commedia series with the word “Star”. This is his symbol of every conclusion of
National rivalries have always been a part of history. They were fiercer, of course, during times of war and conflict. During the time when Beowulf was written, estimated to be around the 8th to 11th centuries, England was suffering brutal attacks from the Vikings. As these attacks escalated into invasions, the underprepared country suffered, and slowly learned the ways of war from the fierce Norse warriors over time. As the cultures mixed, they would have heard the Völsunga saga, the legends of the Norse heroes.
In the reign of Attila, the Huns became the terror of the world, and invaded the East and West, and urged the rapid downfall of the Roman empire.xix Recognizing the great wealth of the Eastern Empire, Attila the Hun directed most his attention in that direction, devastating the Balkans up to the very walls of Constantinople in 447 AD.xx The Eastern court then bought off Attila the Hun with a payment of tribute and with the promise of annual subsidies.xxi When the payments stopped, Attila reacted to this by invading the territory of Gaul. The threat from the Huns was finally stopped at the Battle of Chalons, by the Roman commander Aelius, this was an important win for the Romans. After being forced to withdraw from Gaul in 451 AD, Attila was and then proceeded to invade Italy in 452 AD. xxii “ Rather than an army, Rome dispatched Pope Leo I and two senators to attempt to negotiate with Attila.
The weakening of legions and Rome’s reliance on outside mercenaries would ultimately be the final straw in the crumbling of the once great Roman Empire. The last breath of the Roman Empire was taken on 476 A.D. as another Germanic Tribe, the Goths, sacked Rome for the second time in less than 100
It was made up of 10 cohorts (About 480-500 men each), which there were 4 cohorts in the front lines and the rest in the second and third lines. The Roman Legion was a powerful tactic, as for it destroyed almost every Phalanx tactic known, and it was very good at attack and defense within the Legion(s). The Legion consisted of enough men that it could be helpful on both flat and rocky terrain. It is very open to arrows and flammable items, but defended almost everything else. The Roman Legion was very powerful, but was defenseless to big attacks, such as a war elephant or catapults.
Circle V: Wrath and Sullenness Dante’s journey through Inferno encountered sinners condemned to eternal punishment because of their actions when they were in earth. One of the sin is wrath or anger which is described as a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure or hostility and a response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat. Anger could lead to other major sins like violence, revenge and unforgiving. Near the fifth circle of Hell, Phlegylas transports Dante and Virgil by ferry across the Styx. The Styx is the river that encompassed this entire level.
In earlier times Calvary weren’t of much use. The Calvary purpose in battle was similar to that of the light-armed troops but they were pretty useless. With the heavily armed equipment and armor, fighting close-quartered battles was not an option for the cavalrymen. They could have easily been defeated in battle. Therefore, they had no other option but to use the same hit and run tactics as the Peltasts but instead they would be on horseback not on foot.
Despite the improvements on the walls and towers of China,the Ming dynasty's impact on architecture, because they attempted to create stable structures better the construction of the past dynasties. During the last 40 years of the Yuan dynasty era (1279-1368), there were famines, droughts, flooding on the yellow River, a bubonic plague pandemic, and other common disasters. Maybe, ten of millions of citizens died, and these catastrophes were signs of the yuan dynasty’s lost of the Mandate of Heaven. (“ChinaHighlights”)
All empires in history had a high in their history but they all eventually came to their demise. The Ottoman Empire and the Ming Dynasty both had ways they gained, consolidated and maintained their power while they were at their highest point. They had significant leaders that lead to these successful points. The Ottoman Empire covered parts of Asia, Europe and Africa controlled by their leader named Suleiman.
Colleen Dougher Ms. Amanda Boisvert Social Studies 14 Aug. 2017 Maya, Aztec, and Inca Research The Mayan’s lived on the Mexican Peninsula and by the West Coast. The Mayan’s lived from 2600 B.C.-1500 A.D. They were around longer than the Aztec’s and the Inca’s.
The Mandans Tribe was mainly located in North Dakota, with rich farming land growing many different plants. The mandans live in earth lodges and use their rich soil to help explorers on their journeys, including Lewis and Clark. They also had an interesting belief system called Animism. The Mandans mainly lived in North Dakota.
The era of the Han dynasty in China, simply referred to as ‘Han China,’ was an extremely prominent one, with power that almost rivaled the Romans themselves. During this period of China, achievements and accomplishments reached new heights as the Silk Road opened, which allowed connection with the western world. However, even with all this, Han China still fell, thanks to opposing forces in the form of nomadic tribes, several natural disasters that were interpreted as angry messages from the gods, and internal/political unrest. During the Han dynasty and the opening of the Silk Road, there were several aggressive, nomadic tribes that centered around the Asian area.