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After the disintegration of the Roman Empire, many new empires emerged in the Mediterranean did these new entities preserve the legacy of the Roman Empire?

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There were two major ways in which the legacy of Rome was preserved by these empires.

First, the basic structure of Roman government was left more or less intact in places like the Ostrogothic Kingdom of Italy.  In the Byzantine Empire, the Emperor Justinian codified Roman law,...

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