The illuminated side of the Dark Ages
The major events that shed a positive light on this period of history
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The Dark Ages is a term generally applied to the early Middle Ages in Western Europe after the collapse of the Roman Empire. The description suggests prevailing ignorance and barbarism, but while the period was certainly characterized by violence, superstition, and social upheaval, the Dark Ages are far more illuminating than you might think. In fact, during the timeline that denotes the fall of Rome up to the Renaissance, numerous scientific, educational, and artistic advances were made, bringing with them significant political, religious, and social changes in European and world history. Everybody, it seems, was starting to lighten up.
Click through and be reminded of the major events that shed a positive light on the Dark Ages.
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