Ryan asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 year ago

Why were the Dark Ages considered "Dark"?

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    It was not an en-light-ened period

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    There was a real lack of humanities and creative thinking....

  • Dj2541
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Modern Historians do not use the term because there were way too many examples around the world which were not affected by any alleged intellectual loss!! A good Example was Ireland.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    The Romans brought in civilization. Building of roads, aquaducts and other large structures of the ancient world, many which still stand; and a system of government...the Senate which were to represent the people and trading with other countries over the known world. All this came to a screeching halt with the fall of Rome. Mass epidemic rolled on through, and they think it might be malaria, or lead poisoning, or a plague spread by rats on grain shipments, or the attack of the Vandals or a combination of all of those things and more, like earthquakes or starvation or? No one is sure. It is hard to pinpoint a single cause. With the loss of that society almost overnight. there was a period of relearning everything. or the Dark Ages. The age of Ignorance and not knowing how to do anything.

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  • Fred
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    I think it was basically because during those times Europe did not seem to progress forward. Civilisation basically did not advance for hundreds of years. Before that civilisations like Rome introduced Europe to culture and a higher quality of life, but it was as so Europe dropped back for several hundred years to a poorer more basic life.

  • 1 year ago

    Historians typically regard the Early Middle Ages, sometimes referred to as the Dark Ages, as lasting from the 5th or 6th century to the 10th century CE. In the 19th century the Early Middle Ages were often labelled the "Dark Ages", a characterization based on the relative scarcity of literary and cultural output from this time.

  • y
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    To be honest, it really depends on who's research, who's theories one wishes to believe.

  • 1 year ago

    No scientific movement forward, no advances in society.

  • 1 year ago

    The term relates to the period following the fall of Rome when much of Western Civilization lost touch with the "light" of the scientific and technological advancements from antiquity. In addition, the "darkness" refers to a breakdown in the political, cultural and social constructs spread by Roman influence.

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Look around. We're going into the next one.

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