Dark Ages

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How Dark Were the Dark Ages?

Description Were the Middle Ages, also known as the Dark Ages, characterized by oppression, ignorance, and backwardness in areas like human rights, science, health, and the arts? Or were they marked by progress and tolerance? Anthony Esolen, an English Literature professor at Providence College, explains. Time 5:37
Description The last Western Roman Emperor Romulus Augustulus was deposed in 480, but the Eastern Roman Empire, centred on Constantinople by Constantine the Great 150 years before, was going from strength to strength - until the Muslim invasions from the 630s. But exchange of trade and of culture persisted with the islands at the edge of the world.
At the Edge of the World is a history of the peoples of the British Isles from the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West (AD410) to the death of King William the Conqueror (1087). Time 17:27

The Dark Ages...How Dark Were They, Really?: Crash Course World History #14

Description John Green teaches you about the so-called Dark Ages, which it turns out weren't as uniformly dark as you may have been led to believe. While Europe was indeed having some issues, many other parts of the world were thriving and relatively enlightened. John covers European Feudalism, the cultural blossoming of the Islamic world, and the scientific and artistic advances in China, all during these "Dark Ages." Along the way, John will raise questions about the validity of Europe's status as a continent, reveal the best and worst years of his life, and frankly state that science and religion were once able to coexist. Time 12:07

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