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16 | Decline, Fall, or Transformation?

By Wondery / Patrick Wyman

Did the Roman Empire ever actually fall? Some historians don't think so, and say its end is better described as a long transformation. Others say that the question itself misses the point, and prefer to discuss a long Late Antiquity of religious and cultural dynamism. In today's episode, we explore those perspectives and why I still think there was a real fall of the Roman Empire.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Boll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets when you enter promo code TIDES at BollandBranch.comHelix Sleep - Get a custom mattress built just for you and save $50 when you go to HelixSleep.com/TidesDollar Shave Club - Get the DSC Starter kit for just $5 when you visit them at DollarShaveClub.com/Tides

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