So let's start calling the Dark Ages something that makes us look less like ignorant hubris filled bigots, let's call that age The Age of Christendom.
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Wikipedia wrote:The Early Middle Ages was labelled the "Dark Ages" in the 19th century, a characterization based on the relative scarcity of literary and cultural output from this time.
SolarCross wrote:Some of those challenges also had some positive effects. The Islamic conquests were terrible probably the worst of the challenges but in trying to find a way to trade with the east which circumvented Islamic pirates and extortionists motivated the explorations which enabled Christendom to find the Americas first. To this day the Americas are top-to-bottom predominantly Christian due to this. If it were not for Islamic piracy then the east asians may have gotten there enmasse first. The "viking" expansions simply replaced ruling elites with new more physically vigorous elites (due to northern pagan eugenic practices) who all converted to Christianity in the end anyway.
layman wrote:Formal education did decline outside the church...
In fact it’s hard to see why progressive thinkers preferred the genocidal Romans
....over Christians apart from some pretty isolated cases of “blocking science and arts”
I mean it’s not like the Romans didn’t have superstitions of their own.
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