1- in 500-750 words, answer the pertinent question and explore the relevant topic. Defend any arguments you make using the source at hand.
2- Be certain to let me know within the introduction the argument you intend to follow.
3- Then, give evidence for your belief, analysis and interpretation of that evidence, and your conclusions.
1- paper must be cited throughout.
2- You should do this in Chicago Style (author, title of source, publication date, and page number if you can find one) or by footnote.
Read the selections on : the “Fall” of the Roman Empire, and the accounts in The West in Question 8 and Mathisen’s.
What are the chief theories?
Do you agree with Peter Brown that the end of the Roman Empire should be considered a “change and continuity rather than a “decline and fall”?
Ralph Mathisen, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations: From Prehistory to 640 CE, Oxford University Press