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The dates of early middle ages period?
September 21, 2010 2:00PM
The most commonly used dates for the Early Middle ages are 476 to 1000. I have also seen 476 to 1066 and 500 to 1066.
I have seen a number of dates for the beginning of the Middle Ages and, hence, the Early Middle Ages. These include the following: 395, when the Roman Empire was divided
400, a convenient century date
410, when Rome was sacked by Visigoths
476, when Romulus Augustulus was deposed
496, when Emperor Anastasius I reformed the coinage
500, another convenient century date
518, when Justin I became emperor
The dates for the end of the Early Middle Ages I have seen are these:
1000, a date of convenience
1066, the date of the Norman Invasion
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