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  •  Only part of the Roman Empire collapsed (1+ / 0-)
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    Jackson L Haveck

    when Rome was invaded in ~430AD, the Western half.  The Eastern Roman Empire, capital in Constantinople, lasted for another 1000 years.  Christian Crusaders sacked the capital in 1204, but the capital and empire recovered somewhat until the Turkish Ottomans invaded in 1453 and renamed the city Istanbul. Ironically, the Turkish invasion led to people fleeing to the east and helping start the Renaissance.

    •  Did Christians in Constantinople... (0+ / 0-)

      ... abandon bathing due to religious disapproval?  ;~}

      •  I'm not sure. (1+ / 0-)
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        Jackson L Haveck

        The western church (what became the Roman Catholics) monks in Spain had what was called the "odor of sanctity".  I don't know how popular that idea was in the east.  The churches split after about 1050 (1054?) over papal infallibility and priest marriage (i.e. hierarchical power and money), so there were other differences in the religious culture as well.  But your exact question, not sure, sorry.

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