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Find out what justinian and the rest of the byzantine emperors were up to over there, and how the roman empire dragged out its famous decline well into medieval times. The decline and fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion popular works: history of the decline and fall of the roman empire. The gradual process of decline that brought the roman empire to an end is one of the all-time favorite history topics that a nation so powerful could fall has always acted as a warning to any subsequent state that rose to a privileged geopolitical position the ascension of commodus in ad 180 is.
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