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- Brief Overview
- Rome from Tranquility to Crisis: Marcus Aurelius to Diocletian (161-285 CE)
- Attempts to Salvage the Roman Order: Diocletian and Constantine (285-337 CE)
- The Germanic Tribes to 375
- The Germanic Tribes and Decomposition of Roman Order (375-410)
- The Disappearance of the Western Roman Empire I: 410-440
- The Disappearance of the Western Roman Empire and Emergence of the First Medieval Political Order (440-493)