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How our civilization survived despite the shock of the “great invasions”

2024-02-24T06:23:27.435Z

Highlights: How our civilization survived despite the shock of the “great invasions”. Discover in this issue the history of the demographic, political and cultural upheavals that affected Europe from the 4th to the 10th century. The damage has sometimes been overestimated. The material destruction they caused... This article is reserved for subscribers. You have 96% left to discover. Flash sale -70% on digital subscription I ENJOY IT Already subscribed? Log in.


STORY - The culture of Late Antiquity spanned the centuries to give birth to our civilization.


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    Figaro Histoire

    “When Europe faced the great invasions”

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    Discover in this issue the history of the demographic, political and cultural upheavals that affected Europe from the 4th to the 10th century.

“When Europe faced great invasions”

Le Figaro History

Civilizations are mortal, but some are tough.

This is the case of ours, whose origins can at least be traced back to the moment when, twenty-three centuries ago, the Roman Republic completely absorbed the Hellenistic kingdoms after its victory at the Battle of Pydna (168 BC). BC) and collected the Greek heritage in all areas of art, philosophy and literature, adding to it the character specific to its spirit, the taste for law, legislation and administration, all tempered by the ideal of

gravitas.

This civilization is still present and alive in the 21st century.

However, it has faced many dangers: first and foremost, the turmoil caused by the dissolution of the Roman Empire in the West under the effect of what we call “the great invasions”, which began in the 3rd century (but were pushed back), repeated in the 5th, this time with success.

Also read The editorial of Le Figaro History: “What is our civilization named after?”

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