Only when the Romans lost control of their borders did the influx became overwhelming and the Western Empire
Yet the fertile Slavs, with their eagerness and ability to learn and adapt, gradually overtook their pagan masters (Avars, Bulgars, and the Viking Rus), learned the art of war and became a real threat to both the Eastern and Western empires
as they pushed westward and southward into more hospitable, warmer climates.
Soon after this far-reaching shock, the Western Empire
It also provides an opportunity for him to explore the "collusion between Christian mission and western empire
building" (p.163) and thereby focus on the complex identity of mission during the European colonial encounters.
Formerly the capital of the Western Empire
but now a quaint little town with cobbled streets that are bustling with stylish shops and a treasure trove of ancient mosaics.
In the west, the hierarchy becomes the only multinational authority after the collapse of the western Empire
, until the Franks become sufficiently confident to re-found it as the Holy Roman Empire.
Indeed, for more than 450 years, from the age of Pompey and Caesar in the first century BC until the Western Empire
's last days, educated Romans would express amazement at the rampant corruption around them (against which they themselves were, of course, immune), and would live out their days convinced that their compatriots had sold out the sterling values of Rome's founding fathers.
In the Western Empire
, there apparently were many who also spoke Greek.
Jones, Chris, Eclipse of Empire?: Perceptions of the Western Empire
and its Rulers in Late-Medieval France (Cursor Mundi, 1), Turnhout, Brepols, 2007; hardback; pp.
Salzman examines several well-attested episodes from the western empire
in the fourth and fifth centuries, including an incident in the Val di Non, Italy, in 397, three episodes of violence in North Africa in 399, 408, and 420, and pagan-Christian violence in Gaul in the late fourth century.
The target of the acquisition will still be the geographic niche that grows the large-bottle delivery side of Deep Rock's trade, said Frump, who sees good growth prospects in that segment of the industry throughout the "inland western empire
" he calls Deep Rock's customer-service area.
Another usurper, Magnus Maximus, began his revolt in Segontium in 383, and took much of the western empire
. But he drew troops away from Britain, which allowed the Irish to settle in North Wales.