From Early Medieval Spain by Roger Collins:

The ‘Fall of the Roman Empire’, in the sense that a coherent and unified system of military and civil administration covering most of western Europe and North Africa, which was in being at the beginning of the fifth century had ceased to exist by its close, was a process scarcely perceived by those who lived through it.


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  1. The “and” shouldn’t have been inserted; it was grammatically right as it stood: “The ‘Fall of the Roman Empire’ — in the sense that X, which was Y, had done Z — was a process ….”

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