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Why and how did the Western Roman Empire disappear?

This question continues to haunt thinkers and historians.

In AD 9, more than four centuries before the deposition of the last Western Emperor, a first rift occurs with the defeat of the legions against German tribes.

Six illustrations as published in Le Monde, L’été en Séries.

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When Rome met the irreducible Germans. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.
The Edict of Milan.

The Battle of Hadrianopolis.

The Roman Empire is confronted with the Great Depression.

Romulus Augustus resigns the crown to Odoacer.

The end of the Roman Empire, a non-event.

Furthermore, these images appear in the selection that the artistic direction of Le Monde has made for this article which talks about how to understand press illustration.

80 PICTURES to understand press illustration