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The Roman Dominate from the Perspective of Demographic-Structural Theory

  • Author(s): Baker, David C
  • et al.
Abstract

The Dominate Cycle is an application of demographic-structural theory in a historical work. It seeks to interpret demographic and economic trends seen in a wide variety of primary sources from Late Antiquity in the context of secular cycles. It attempts to shed light on why the Roman Empire declined and fell in the West and survived in the East, to help resolve one of the longest standing debates in modern historiography.

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