THE DECLINE OF THE CULTURES AND RELIGIONS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD; THE FALL OF ROME, END OF CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY, AND THE TRANSITION TO FEUDALISM

The paper is moreso a discussion paper. Primarily a discussion of ideas and thoughts. They are NOT supposed to be in-depth researech
papers. The idea of the paper is to understand the experiences, thoughts, andfeelings of people in societies that were different from our own. The idea of formulating the paper is to piece together the resocurces in order to make sense of the discussion. When using the reading
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Anderson and Ward-Perkins claim to have different theoretical perspectives on
this period—Anderson says that he is a Marxist and Ward-Perkins clearly isn’t—
and yet their conclusions are quite SIMILAR. Discuss the SIMILARITIES in what
they tell us about the end of the Roman civilization and the ancient world as a whole and about the transition to the feudal era.

Organize your paper by identifying 5-6 MAJOR SIMILARITIES in their conclusions. BE SURE to include a paragraph in which you summarize Ward-Perkins use of primary materials–What primary materials does Ward-Perkins use to support his conclusions? Provide 2-3 short examples for this paragraph on primary materials