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Greco-Roman and Germanic "fusion"

After about 500 AD, Western Civilization became a "fusion" of the classical world (Greco-Roman civilization) and the Germanic peoples of northern and western Europe--how did this come about?

a. What elements of Greco-Roman civilization survived to become part of the medieval world?

b. How was European government, social structure, and religion shaped by the "barbarians?"

c. Consider institutions and ideas such as Christianity, feudalism, law, and the role of the individual within society.

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By responding to the questions, this solution examines how, after about 500 AD, Western Civilization became a "fusion" of the classical world (Greco-Roman civilization) and the Germanic peoples of northern and western Europe. References are provided and is supplemented with an article that expands on this topic.

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